1. I have often been asked who the first person to be arrested for 3D gun printing would be. My answer was the creative and curious.
Yoshitomo Imura is a person of strong character and virtue under unfavorable circumstances. He expressed with his work only virtue, but this virtue is ostracized by his society. He performed his work in the open, without suspicion, fear or dishonor. That he must harvest persecution and calamity for his creative and intrepid instincts is an indictment of his tame and mediocre society. Yoshitomo Imura is trying to say something profound.- is trying to be profound.
I hope Mr. Imura’s attitude to his instincts is not reversed by the tomb-like atmosphere which will now cloud his life.

    I have often been asked who the first person to be arrested for 3D gun printing would be. My answer was the creative and curious.

    Yoshitomo Imura is a person of strong character and virtue under unfavorable circumstances. He expressed with his work only virtue, but this virtue is ostracized by his society. He performed his work in the open, without suspicion, fear or dishonor. That he must harvest persecution and calamity for his creative and intrepid instincts is an indictment of his tame and mediocre society. Yoshitomo Imura is trying to say something profound.- is trying to be profound.

    I hope Mr. Imura’s attitude to his instincts is not reversed by the tomb-like atmosphere which will now cloud his life.

  2. Liberator at the V&A

  3. On Undetectable Firearms Act Renewal

    DOJ began a PR push last week to find legislative traction for a set of proposed bills that would criminalize the individual production of rifle receivers and magazines with 3D printers. Sections 4 and 5 of the proposed House bill directly criminalize 3D printed receivers and magazines, and mandate an arbitrary amount of metal be part of their fabrication. Beyond suffering from fatal Due Process and GCA problems, the bill’s prohibitions are not extended to manufacturers because (hint) there isn’t actually a security issue at stake. The bad faith and fraud required to hide this from the current public discussion is of course par for the course. The media organs have dutifully repeated the official account.

    The NRA used to say “no inroads.” You can make gun parts on 3D printers now, just like you can and have been able to mill them for about the last few hundred years. Guns aren’t allowed on airplanes and in courthouses. Now that it has reached a new level of visibility and popularity, the usual suspects would like to suppress the adoption of the digital manufacture of firearms. The goal of a new Undetectable Firearms Act is to make development and experimentation with these computer-aided devices fraught with danger and difficulty for the common man; to raise again the lowered barrier to entry to DIY gunsmithing, and to enable a means for arbitrary and capricious enforcement- like any good police state should.

    Ceterum censeo

  4. Liberator will be on display Oct. 9 in the gallery@calit2, the art-and-technology space of Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. 
Called AUTONOMOUS, the exhibition is the brainchild of curator Jordan Crandall, professor and chair in the university’s Department of Visual Arts. The exhibition runs through January 30.
Sometimes objects laugh at the rules with which we decorate them.

    Liberator will be on display Oct. 9 in the gallery@calit2, the art-and-technology space of Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus.

    Called AUTONOMOUS, the exhibition is the brainchild of curator Jordan Crandall, professor and chair in the university’s Department of Visual Arts. The exhibition runs through January 30.

    Sometimes objects laugh at the rules with which we decorate them.

  5. Defense Distributed’s Wiki Weapon project is today one year old.

    Defense Distributed’s Wiki Weapon project is today one year old.

  6. The State of Things

    DOS Defense Distributed by crw4199

  7. The First 3D Printed Rifle. From Canada.

    Will the first 3DP SMG come from Australia?

    Discussion at DEFCAD.

  8. Chase Bank terminates DEFCAD account. PayPal suspends DefDist account.

    Chase Bank terminates DEFCAD account. PayPal suspends DefDist account.

  9. A Gun From The Machine.

    A Gun From The Machine.

  10. Stratasys Buys Makerbot

    And the first great open source production project comes to its inevitable end. To compete with 3D Systems, Stratasys buys Makerbot, Inc. Which company will prevent your retail printer from printing a gun first?

    Tomorrow I will be speaking at Ideacity in Toronto. My subject will be the ideology of advanced industrial society.