I am not an elephant! I am a light fixture! I am a lamp!

Daan van den Berg scanned Ikea's LAMPAN lamp, infected the form with a digital "elephantiasis" virus, then ran out the result on a 3D printer. [Next Nature]

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8 Responses to I am not an elephant! I am a light fixture! I am a lamp!

  1. Anonymous says:

    The famous quote from “The Elephant Man”, play and film, is “I am not an ANIMAL! I am a HUMAN BEING!”.
    It’s absolutely chilling and perfectly worded to make us rethink our perception of those who appear different, especially those as deformed as Joseph Merrick.
    I don’t imagine you meant any harm, but the art of quoting or paraphrasing is subtle, and I think you minimized the joke by mis-quoting the original.

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Go Team Venture!

  3. HeatherB says:

    That’s just nasty.

  4. Marcel says:


    That’s exactly the kind of thing that makes me get the hots for 3D printing. Well, that, and the prospect of being able to home-bake the lost battery cover of your vintage collectible electronic toy.

  5. zenpoet says:

    Looks like something out Resident Evil. Gross.

  6. Rob Beschizza says:

    But it’s a lamp.

  7. TJ S says:


    +1 for the Venture Bros. reference.

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    Little club soda get that right out.

    Club soda’d fix nearly anythang.

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