Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
Global Reconstruction of Artifacts and Bygones (G.R.A.B)
by tomburtonwood, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
“Although purportedly altruistic in character the true identity and purpose of the multinational entity Global Reconstruction of Artifacts and Bygones (G.R.A.B.) is not entirely clear. Established in 2016 G.R.A.B. is a state level multinational organization tasked with capturing three dimensional digital copies of the world’s cultural artifacts and bygones. G.R.A.B. sprang onto the world stage in the early stages of the twenty first century in response to the growing unease at heritage sites being destroyed by war and environmental disaster.
Brushing off criticism of cultural colonialism and intellectual property theft G.R.A.B. quickly embarked on a global campaign to identify and locate canonical pieces of sculpture and architecture. Equipped with their hit list of must have items G.R.A.B dispatched it’s agents around the world to 3D scan and digitally capture these artifacts and bygones. Working in partnership with the armed forces of the world’s super powers G.R.A.B was able to embed it’s scanning equipment on a range of platforms. In this manner G.R.A.B. is able to record the capture of important cultural works, in some case moments before their destruction.
Once captured G.R.A.B. agents transmit the three dimensional data directly to facilities in secure locations around the world and onward to orbital fabrication platforms. As the leaked slide presentation shows while G.R.A.B is purportedly backing up cultural treasures from around the world in a hedge against catastrophe. For whose benefit this is being undertaken is not entirely clear. The hardened facilities illustrated in the slide are far from urban centers and the artifacts archived there are inaccessible at best. The orbital and space based platforms are even further removed from the general populace.
While the efforts of G.R.A.B. to preserve heritage are to be commended the cost and resources deployed in this endeavor could surely be put to better use, staving off the delinquent effects of climate change or ameliorating the encroaching trauma.”
Select a service to print this Thing and ship it to you
Global Reconstruction of Artifacts and Bygones (G.R.A.B) by tomburtonwood is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving tomburtonwood a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure tomburtonwood would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).