I’m attending the first ever #mobilemakers forum at the University of Canberra this week. The Mobile Makers project “… aims to experiment with innovative digital design and manufacturing processes, engaging especially with the Small-to-Medium Enterprise sector and craft-based designers and producers”.
The project has been conceived across four research streams:
While unsure of what to expect, I have come across some eye-opening uses of technology, particularly 3D printing (of which I wasn’t previously a fan of) and laser-cut technology. Therese are not only re-inventing traditional craft-based practice, but re-interpreting them within a contemporary context, without losing the intent of the original makers.
Contemplating how to apply these ideas to my topic of Virtual Vessels – have had some thoughts about a way forward, which I’ll be presenting tomorrow, so watch this space.