Material Matters at BC Tech Summit

Posted on April 28, 2017 | Emily Carr Stories

The Material Matters research group was developed as a meeting point – an intersection of groups that catalyzes disciplines, students and faculties within Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Led by Co-Directors, Helene Day Fraser and Keith Doyle, the group works with external partners who may be industry-based, NGOs, non-profit, or community groups. They are engaged in developing and evaluating new 3D print mediums and exploring innovative methodologies for design and production. This effort is augmented by faculty led applied research partnerships, context driven research and emergent social forums for exchange.

Material Matters at Emily Carr University fosters a community interested in 3D printing and rapid prototyping, design research, emergent technology, media, programming, materials design, and manufacturing research.

This past March, Material Matters was invited to participate in the BC Tech Summit 2017. Co-Director Keith Doyle presented on New Craft and current research activities at the University. The team also collaborated with the BC TECH summit leadership to facilitate the programming of “We 3D Printed This!”. The team were thrilled to present their work in this session, part of the Tech Talk Series at the Summit, bringing with them speakers Eugene Suyu (Tinkerine), Tamer Mohamed (Aspect Biosystems), Amber Hayes (MIDAS) and John Biehler (3DCanada).

The team looks forward to relaunching activities at the new campus this Fall, bolstering research in the new lab with partners Tinkerine Studios, Canada Makes, Interstyle Ceramics and Glass, Agility Technologies and others.

Interested in learning more about Material Matters? Plan your visit to the upcoming Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) at the PNE, June 10 and 11th.