A 3D printed book, future of reading?

Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. That’s the name of the first 3D printed book created by Genius 100, a community of leaders in different fields that range from science to education that aims to make a meaningful impact on the world.

Genius: 100 Visions of the Future Book (CNW Group/Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU))

Inspired by Albert Einstein, the community wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the latter’s General Theory of Relativity. The book therefore gathers 100 visions on the future of modern leaders.

So, how do they manage to exploit 3D printing?

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU) and an industrial designer, artist and architect, Ron Arad brought their support in this project by enabling to honour the legacy of Albert Einstein, who co-founded The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The visions portrayed in the book come from a wide range of disciplines: science, art, literature, business, law, and more.  The book has been prototyped in space, at the International Space Station in collaboration with NASA, the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency. It was thereafter printed and bound layer-by-layer through the laser-printing process.

According to the community, three hundred books will be created one-by-one, each book taking approximately one week to complete.

Spearheaded by Ron Arad and CHFU’s President and CEO Rami Kleinmann, The Genius 100 team set out to do what seemed like the impossible: produce a book that pushed technological boundaries while sharing the wisdom of 100 diverse and dynamic thought-leaders from around the globe,” says Julie Toskan Casale, Head of Business Development at Genius 100. “To see this project come to life through the first ever 3D printed book is an incredibly proud moment for the Genius 100 community, an unprecedented initiative that truly speaks to our goal of inspiring creative minds across the globe.”

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