Here’s how to get a 3-D–printed selfie of yourself in New York City

“Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital,” an exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design, lets you print out a 3-D replica of yourself

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Besides having your privates replicated for Valentine's Day or taking a $3,000 class at NYU, it's likely you haven't had many chances to experiment with the 3-D–printing craze. Now, an exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design is pairing the tech innovation with another big trend: the selfie. At "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital," which runs through June 1 at the institution's Columbus Circle location, you can have a miniature, three-dimensional version of yourself created.


Here's how it works: Step onto a spinning disc for a full-body scan (pictured) in any pose your heart desires, and you'll be a given a link where you can select the size and material of your mini-me figurine. Prices start at about $30 for a high-res, three-inch plastic model, and you'll receive it in the mail two weeks after you order it. Behind the technology is Shapeways, which also created the 3-D–printed angel wings for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in December and the world's first printed 3-D dress as modeled by Dita Von Teese. The Long Island City company teamed up with the museum for this interactive exhibit so that visitors could create what are essentially little action figures of themselves.


We have a feeling this is another New York art happening destined to blow up on Instagram. Have you been to "Out of Hand"? Let us know—and let us see pictures of your mini 3-D–model selfie.


Photograph courtesy Shapeways


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