The IMRC Labs are a creative sciences, innovation, and technology center within the University of Maine that focuses on introducing design thinking strategies to provide innovation opportunities for students, involved community members, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Sean Taylor is a third year candidate for Master of Fine Arts at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Program and graduates in August. His intermedial work researches sociological factors concerning the effect of technology on how people exist and function in the world in relation to one another.
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3D Printing & Mass Customization
BY HOT POP FACTORY
@ VOL 20
ON JAN 22, 2013
Digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing are becoming mainstream. A new movement is emerging where you'll be able to design every object you own, from your kitchen knives to your cell phone. This is the new industrial revolution, a transition from mass-production to mass-customization.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 24, 2013.
BY CORRIE VAN SICE
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 20, 2013
Corrie Van Sice works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok. Corrie posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take a new and exciting direction.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 10, 2013.
How 3D-printing Gave Me a Ride2 Fashion Week Amsterdam
BY RIK THEUNISSEN
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 17, 2014
3D printing is an awesome tool for designers. Rik Theunissen specializes in unique projects. In his PechaKucha talk he presents his design for big pieces of random crystals. They were shown at the well-known Amsterdam Fashion Week.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2014.
Create and Collaborate
BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.
The art and technology behind 3D printing
Dutch born Marc Bax is a Mechanical engineer who loves turning ideas into prototypes and has spent the last few years working with 3D printing technology to do just that. He talks us about the diffence between conventional and 3D printing.