3D printing: the future of music! Oh, alright, possibly not, but it’s pretty good for snagging a few headlines. Last year, we saw Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke release a 3D-printed record, but now it’s Cut/Copy experimenting with the technology. The band’s latest video, for single ‘We Are Explorers’, has been shot using stop-motion technology. The twist: every frame can be 3D-printed. The band have teamed up with BitTorrent to release the video as a BitTorrent Bundle, with copies of the necessary 3D-printing files as well as the video itself, and a guide to stop-motion shooting. “Both Masa and I have done different kinds of stop-motion and we had been discussing the possibility of creating a narrative where every frame of movement was 3D-printed and shot in the street,” says Aramique Krauthammer, co-director with Masa Kawamura and Qanta Shimizu of the video. “We wanted it to be tactile; to feel like a real adventure… Hopefully people print the figurines, play with them, shoot them, make new storylines we didn’t think of, take them to places we couldn’t, and share whatever they do with everyone so we can enjoy the process together.”

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