List of Physical Visualizations
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2014 – Data Sculpture in the White House


Gilles Azzaro, a French digital artist and fab lab co-founder, created a sound sculpture of Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address where Obama mentions 3D printing as the next revolution in manufacturing. Azzaro's sculpture was exhibited in the White House in 2014 during the inauguration of the first White House Maker Faire. The sculpture is interactive: a movement sensor activates the system and a laser beam scans the 3D recording to reveal the President’s speech. See this video for an example.


  1. Gilles Azzaro (2013). Barack Obama: Next Industrial Revolution.
  2. Image and video from Gilles Azzaro's website and youtube channel.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic, sent by: Christophe Hurter. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: 3d printing, president, sound sculpture