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 will speak on Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends
Bruce Beasley world-renowned monumental sculptor; discusses 3D Printing Sculpture: Where am I going and What am I doing. Like most sculptors solving problems is just part of the process and when a group of oceanographic engineers asked if he could cast an all-transparent bathysphere it seemed simple compared to his own work. Beasley will speak about the creative mind and how 3D printing set it free.
Prof. Olaf Diegel
Prof. Olaf Diegel of Lund University of Sweden will speak about “3D Printing: a Bridge to Unlimited Creativity”, Professor Diegel is known for taking on challenges and printing impossible “things” from health care to musical instruments. Customizing to individual needs is only one of many major advantages of 3D printing and Lund University one of the top 100 universities in the world where taking on complex problems and global challenges to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society Professor Diegel research focuses on how to make things fit our needs better.
Robert Michael Smith
Prof. Robert Michael Smith of New York Institute of Technology: "Robert Michael Smith: In Search of the Lost Coord" will speak about making the transition from making traditional sculpture to creating living sculptures.
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 5, 2015. Reception: Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.