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First 3D Printed Gun Now A Museum Piece

Victoria and Albert Museum in London acquires Defense Distributed’s ‘Liberator’

Victoria and Albert Museum in London acquires Defense Distributed’s ‘Liberator’

 

Defense Distributed, the infamous Texan Anarchist group that created the first 3D printed gun, has yet again made headlines.  Dezeen reports the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, “the world’s largest museum of the decorative arts” has acquired two of Defense Distributed’s prototypes of the 3D printed Liberator gun.  Kieran Long, Victoria and Albert’s senior curator of contemporary architecture, design, and digital, defended the museum’s decision to display the Liberator in its collection: “ugly and sinister objects demand the museum’s attention just as much as beautiful and beneficial ones do…museums should be topical, responding quickly to world events when they touch our areas of expertise.”  The museum added that “the invention of this so called ‘wiki weapon’ sparked intense debate and upended discussions about the benefits of new manufacturing technologies and the unregulated sharing of designs online.”

Photo and Quotes Courtesy of Dezeen and the Victoria and Albert Museum

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