loci

3D Printed Sculptures of Your Flights

Each loci is a unique 3D printed sculpture bespoke to someone’s flights spurring recollection, reflection and conversation about their travels.

Seeing the world has become relatively easy, cheap, and accessible to most, but sadly this comes at a cost – it has become an impersonal experience. We used to love the very act of flying, now we fly to get somewhere. loci attempts to make flying feel special again.

Through custom software built in Max/MSP, the user is able to select specific flights that matter to them, such as a honey moon, a summer vacation through Europe or all of their flights from a given year. To ease this process, the user can connect to Tripit or Foursquare and import their past flight data automatically.

Each loci comes with a card highlighting on a map all the airports flown to, the sculpture can be placed on this card to help visualize their travels. Additional information is displayed on the card, such as the title chosen by the user, the total distance travelled, the number of airports visited, and the number of flights taken.

The software generates a file suitable for 3D printing, so that the user can either send it to a service like Shapeways that prints for them or print it themselves.