who we are
Welcome to artficial – the world's first rights-based 3D technological platform for the digitization, distribution, and archival of the cultural heritage of humanity, with a primary focus on sculptural works of art. With our cutting-edge technology and innovative approach, we bring the beauty and intricacy of art to the digital realm while preserving its essence for future generations.
artficial ind. adj. [created through art]
refers to an officially-licensed artclone which owes its value, integrity, and essence to being faithfully derived from an original artistic object.
Based in the Sicily, we are an expression of the legacy of the cultural-crossroads - an organization which brings together art, history and technology - to build a vision of the future. Artficial is a passionate team of technologists and cultural experts. We combine our expertise in art, technology, and preservation to create a unique platform that celebrates the beauty and significance of sculptural art. Our team is driven by a shared commitment to safeguard the artistic expressions of humanity and make them accessible to a global audience.
Artficial was recognized globally as one of the “50 best-startups” at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna (2015) and our artclones were selected by Edison among the 30 best eco-sustainable design products at the Fuorisalone in Milan (2019).
At artficial, we envision a world where the rich and diverse heritage of sculptures is accessible to everyone, transcending boundaries of time and physical limitations. Our mission is to harness the power of technology to preserve, share, and appreciate the cultural legacy that sculptural art represents. By leveraging advanced 3D printing technologies, we aim to bridge the gap between traditional art and the digital age.
Artclones lie at the heart of our revolutionary platform. Through the convergence of high-quality 3D printing technologies and meticulous digital scanning, we recreate sculptures with astonishing precision, capturing their intricate details and nuances. This process ensures that the essence of the original artwork is faithfully preserved in every artclone we produce.
Similar to Spotify in the music industry, we hold several patent-pending technologies related to our 3D platform and the officially-licensed 3D printing process which is as follows:
- The artistic work is scanned and the “digital clone” is stored in our ARTvault;
- The digital clone is printed using a 3D printer as an artclone;
- The artclone revenues are shared between the platform and the owner of the work (an individual or an institution).
At artficial, we are dedicated to protecting and preserving the cultural achievements of mankind. We have created the ARTvault️, a secure and robust database that serves as a repository for the scans of the world's masterpieces. The ARTvault️ is the largest owner-certified database of sculptural masterpieces in 3D.
This digital fortress safeguards the precious data, ensuring the longevity and accessibility of these invaluable cultural artifacts. Through the ARTvault we contribute to the collective memory of humanity, safeguarding the legacy of artistic brilliance for future generations.
As pioneers in the field, we recognize the importance of responsible digitization and distribution of cultural heritage. Our platform operates on a rights-based approach, working closely with artists, collectors, and institutions to ensure proper authorization and compensation for the digitization and distribution of sculptural works. We prioritize the ethical preservation and respectful representation of cultural artifacts throughout our entire process.
Artficial is more than just a technological platform – it builds and nurtures a thriving global community of art lovers, creators, and curators. Along with our partners, we foster an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration, dialogue, and appreciation for the arts. Through our community forums, events, and educational initiatives, we aim to ignite conversations and inspire a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of sculptural art. We are also the founders of The Artclone Review: Commentary on Artclone Culture and Technology - an online journal to inform and educate the public.
We believe in empowering artists and institutions to share their works with the world. Artficial provides a platform for artists to showcase their sculptures and reach a broader audience. We work closely with cultural institutions to support their efforts in preserving and promoting sculptural art. By digitizing and distributing their collections, we enhance accessibility and enable the global appreciation of their cultural heritage.
Innovation is at the core of artficial's DNA. We constantly strive to push the boundaries of technology and explore new frontiers in the digital art landscape. Collaboration is key to our success, and we actively partner with research institutions, technology companies, and art experts to drive innovation and foster groundbreaking advancements in the field of digital art preservation.
We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of humanity. Explore our platform, browse our ever-growing collection of artclones, and experience the wonders of sculptural art like never before. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a collector, or a cultural institution, artficial welcomes you to be part of our global community dedicated to preserving and appreciating the beauty of sculptural works.
If you have any questions, feedback, or partnership inquiries, we would love to hear from you. Reach out to our dedicated team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be delighted to assist you.
Learn more about our leadership team, advisory board, and what we do.