I came across this website dedicated to the idea of “breeding objects”. The conference asks: what is the future of manufacturing technology? They propose using the internet as a platform for user-generation and mass-customization of consumer products. Imagine a tool where you can design an object (a stool, bowl, desk, picture frame, jewelry, t-shirt graphics) and have it 3D printed, CNC’d, woven, or sculpted then sent to you for a price thats competitive with current day mass manufactured products.
Put the “aura” back in your everyday objects… Walter Benjamin would be proud : )