These printable 3D photographs let the blind see their memories again

Touchable Memories is a meaningful social experiment conducted by Pirate3D which converts photographs into 3D replicates with the use of a home printer called Buccaneer. In this way, the blind are able to recall via touch their old memories from photographs taken when they could still see. Even if they have lost their sight since birth, the tactile experience with the 3D re-interpretation of the photo taken allows them to visualize more vividly the memories that were shot.

As one of them puts it, ‘If I can touch the photograph, I can make the memory tangible again’.

Via designboom

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Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.