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Making Guns: pistol forms as tools for creation

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Ah, those critical UKers! First Tony Dunne on the need for a designers Hippocratic oath, then Francis Norths Comfort Gun. And now Ive found recent RCA grad James Shaw and his Making Guns, three gun-shaped tools for additive creation. Rather than spewing out speeding bullets, Shaws three homemade gadgets respectively shoot out papier mache, pewter, and blobs of recycled plastic.

But whats really fascinating about these funky object-makers is what the use of the pistol form can reveal about human impulses and the desire for control. T

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