Several years ago, while making the lecture circuit rounds, American architect William Massie described a key goal within his practice as moving towards a more direct translation between bits and atoms. Architecture has always thrived on the tension between representation and material assemblages and what he was addressing with this comment was the dawning of an era characterized by a new proximity between digital models and physical output. In selected contexts, artists, architects, and designers have been exploring these accelerated development cycles for a decade but the involved technologies are descending in price so quickly that, for example, 3D printers are now cheaper than laser printers were in 1985. A key question: how does the looming ubiquity of these tools and workflows apply to the production and display of new media art? This article will explore digital fabrication (aka fabbing) at a variety of scales which include the curatorial questions raised by these new hybrid industrial design/sculpture objects as well as the implications on the practice of individual artists. Before delving into either of these milieus it would be useful to acknowledge some common language and terminology associated with fabrication and recognize some important precedents.
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Employer engagement is now regarded as an integral element of the student experience in Higher Education, and the aim of this ‘swap-shop’ is to showcase examples of best practice in using employer engagement to enhance learning and teaching.
The focus of the event is on the demonstrable utilisation of employer engagement in indicative areas such as learning and teaching, module design, work placement, work-based learning, guest speakers, research and consultancy, and assessment.
The aim is to showcase a range of practical examples and therefore sessions will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes. A provisional programme for the conference is outlined below.
With my first week complete at the University of Chichester I felt both excited and a little apprehensive. The people and the building are fabulous, the problem is how to convince students that it is worth completing their degree with us. It’s not London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds*
*Not in order of preference