Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Brown Symposium

What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences
February 26-27, 2015

This symposium will address the impact of 3D technology on the human mind as it endeavors to meet future challenges in the arts and sciences.

Anthony Atala M.D.

Dr. Anthony Atala M.D. (Feb 26th only) the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine and will speak on Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends.

Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley world-renowned monumental modernist sculptor has produced computer assisted sculptures whose fine art legitimacy few dare question. His international stature, his sensitive investigations into the visual and emotional qualities of geometric form, place Beasley firmly in the legacy of major modern masters like Henry Moore, Brancusi, Chillida, and David Smith. Mr. Beasley's presentation will be on his recent research into 3D Printing and Sculpture: Where am I going and What am I doing. Mr. Beasley will speak about the creative mind and how 3D printing set it free.

Lisa H. Crump

Ms. Lisa H. Crump M.S. former CEO of Stratasys Inc., and co-founder of Cairn Ventures, a company that invests predominately in early stage, high-growth potential companies in the Midwest. Title of Talk: The invention and development of Fused Deposition Modeling (Material Extrusion) and Stratasys Inc.

Prof. Olaf Diegel

Prof. Olaf Diegel of Lund University in Sweden, Professor Diegel is both an educator and a practitioner of green object design with an excellent research record of developing innovative solutions to engineering problems. The title of his talk is 3D Printing: a Bridge to Unlimited Creativity.

International Digital Sculpture exhibition—coordinated by Mary Visser, Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Art at Southwestern University, and Christian Lavigne, President of ARS Mathematica of Paris—Fine Arts Gallery, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, Feb. 4–March 4, 2015. Reception: Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.