Strange Remains Week: 3D Heads and Textiles

This was one of the creepier offerings I came across: a 3D printed model of the deceased from Cremation Solutions to serve as an urn.

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Here’s a model of Obama, to show the “perfect likeness” (which to me, registers way more as uncanny valley):

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Life size models are also available.
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According to the site:
One benefit to these personalized urns is that there will never be a doubt about what they are. With a regular urn, you are undoubtedly asked questions about what it’s for, and that leads to a conversation about the deceased. People who are unfamiliar with the urn might mistake it for a vase or some other container and try to open it. With these urns, you can avoid those questions.

You may not, however, be able to avoid the question “WHY?”

A less jarring option is is the eco friendly textile coffin from Natural Legacy.

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This is an innovative coffin and something completely new for the alternative coffin market, but the use of wool in burials is nothing new. The Burial in Wool Act of 1667 made it a legal requirement for the dead to be buried in woollen shrouds in an attempt to boost the struggling woollen industry of the time. With the current social eco agenda, rising concerns on the environmental impact of burials and this innovative product, the industry has come full circle.

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5 Responses to “Strange Remains Week: 3D Heads and Textiles”

  1. Yeah. I think having the head of a dead loved one displayed on the mantelpiece raises more questions than it answers.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I laughed out loud when I read that one could supposedly *avoid* questions by getting an uncanny valley 3D printed head.

  2. I want to know just how many sales the 3-D urn people have made…. and then, I *wish* I could see photos of their creations in the homes of their customers. I want to laugh and be frightened at the same time! I can’t believe such a thing exists!!!!!

    • Yes, I appreciate the company trying to spare the awkwardness of discussing a generic urn. But I’d venture to say this trumps that awkwardness by…a lot.

  3. I read this piece of writing fully concerning the comparison of newest and preceding technologies, it’s
    awesome article.

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