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The Liberator Variations

These are beautifully absurd. Kyle Mcdonald, inspired by the widespread furore and borderline-panic created by the release of The Liberator, the world's first 3d-printable gun, earlier this year, created 'The Liberator Variations' - a collection of “absurd variations” on the 3D-printed gun that he says are meant to undermine its grave depictions as either a security threat to be feared or a tool of liberation to be championed. “My motivation was basically to break down the fear with humor, to get people to kind of remember that this file is out there and that everyone has access to it, that we can take it into our own hands,” he says.

You can see the full collection, and read more about Mcdonald's thinking, in this post - below we've included a few of our favourites...

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