Dr Tobias KLEIN: The Material Lab
20 minutes, 24/7 streaming
Available on 9 -13 September 2020, Wed-Sun
Established in 2018, based on an ongoing ACIM fellowship KLEIN established the Material Lab in the School of Creative Media. The lab is currently working on laser mediated cyanotype processes in collaboration with Industry partner Peopoly and The University Museum and Art Gallery. The aim is to establish chemical and mechanical processes that allow the augmentation of 3D printed surfaces with complex patterns. The result, achieving high –resolution painting on 3D printed objects has the potential to revolutionize an entire Industry. The research is set in the larger context of establishing the emerging discipline of Digital Craftsmanship – a confluence of traditional craft methods tools and materials with new digital workflows, techniques, software and workflows.