Ziv Schneider is an artist and designer working with new and emerging technologies, often in the context of non-fiction storytelling and cultural preservation. She is an alum, former research fellow and sometimes lecturer at NYU ITP. Her work has been showcased internationally in festivals and museums including IDFA Doc Lab, MIT, Sotheby's, Queens Museum, and Futurium Berlin. Residencies and fellowships include the Economist Media Lab, NYFA and Pioneer Works.



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WATERTIGHT


Over the past 50 years, the number of people in the average household has fallen drastically. For the first time in Western world history, the one-person household has become a dominant mode of living. In Manhattan, more than half of all homes have one occupant. For Watertight,we documented 12 NewYorkers and their home interiors with a 3D scanner. We used the Skanect software’s “watertight” function and a 3D printer to create a series of miniature portraits—egg-shaped sculptures the size of a hand. The series of portraits offers a cross-section of a contemporary demographic phenomenon, a form of present-day archaeology.

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Created with Caitlin Robinson
3D Printing: Laguardia Studio, NYU
Illustrations: Emily Bell Dinan
showcased at IDFA DocLab 2017 
Gadynia Design Days
Print Screen
Supported By
Google Research – Experiments in Storytelling grant
NYU TISCH and the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Pioneer Works
Print Screen festival

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Designboom
Calcalist