I was lucky enough to get to have a look at a new initiative for the university today, a room specifically dedicated to creativity and creation using digital technology.
So often we hear stories of revolutionary technology and the impact it will make, but all too often that tech is priced out of the hands of the average person or even average educationalist so it was exciting today to wonder what our students and staff could and indeed would do now that they can easily use a 3D printer, 3D scanner and much much more.
I know at art we’ve already been involved in using this space to help students get creative in product design, what’s next? What can happen when we give people access to awe-inspiring technology instead of mediocre?
At a maker space event today, dying to get my hands on the 3D printer. Really interesting idea, a room to be creative#mscedc
— Eli's inane rambling (@Eli_App_D) January 25, 2017