Forums / Material Matters: 3D Print Mini Conference

12PM – 1PM 3DP + Scan Workshop by MakerLabs
1PM – 3PM Open house at Tinkerine Studios
Light Breakfast and Coffee, The Butler Did It!
Food Truck Lunch!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for technology, design, and research professionals for a series of presentations and intimate discussions around practices in 3D printing.





Tavs Jorgensen: initially trained as a craft potter in his native Denmark. He went onto study 3D Ceramic Design at Cardiff Institute and following his graduation in 1995 he established his won ceramic design consultancy, working for a number of international tableware companies. In 2005 he was appointed permanent research fellow at the Autonomatic Research Group at Falmouth University, and since then his practice has been predominately focused on research – in particular investigating how new models of design practice can be developed on the basis of new technology tools. In this research he has explored also how new computer interfaces can facilitate more personal and expressive aesthetics in the artifacts created via digital fabrication tools. He is also currently a PhD candidate at Falmouth University.

Jorgensen is a regular visiting tutor on the Ceramic and Glass course at the RCA and also a guest lecturer at numerous international universities and colleges. He still maintains an active creative practice and his work is regularly features in national and international exhibitions.


Lucas Matheson: is the CEO and co-founder of pinshape. Matheson loves making, and exploring beautiful things. He’s spent his career working for exceptional companies, and learning from exceptional people. in his free time he enjoys traveling, trekking, playing poker, and loves spending time with his family.


Derek Gaw:  is a co-founder and maker at MakerLabs in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gaw likes to make things, both virtual and physical. During the day he helps people make things at MakerLabs, and at night he dreams of all the awesome things that could be made if only he had more tools. Some of his specialties are fabrication, laser cutting, CNC routing, interaction design, front-end programming, and JavaScript.


Keith Doyle: is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is a Lead/co-lead Investigator on a few Emily Carr research initiatives including, the DnA project, cloTHING(s) as conversation, and a founding faculty member and the current director of Material Matters, a pragmatic material research cluster within the Intersections Digital Studios at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Keith holds both a BFA and an MFA in Sculpture. He maintains an active material practice and is a recent Resident Artist at the ACME Studios International Artists Residency Programme situated in London, UK, a Banff New Media Institute alum, 2006-2007 as well as, a NYC Dance Theater Workshop Artist’s Research Medialab fellow.


John Biehler: is a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based 3D printing advocate, consultant & instructor, technologist, blogger, traveler, photographer, speaker, maker, & all around curious person. Some fun geeky facts about Biehler are one of his first websites in the late 1990’s was a blog (before they were called blogs) that documented the design and construction of a full size video arcade cabinet. This cabinet housed a computer that ran M.A.M.E. and was connected to read arcade controls on the cabinet which enabled it to emulate and play over 5000 different classic arcade games.


Aaron Oussoren: is a 2016 MDES candidate at Emily Carr university of art + design. He graduated from Sheridan’s Craft + Design program (2004-2008), and was an artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre glass studio (2008-2012).  Aaron has shown his work extensively in the Toronto area, and has shown in and traveled to the U.S, Belgium, and Germany. In 2010 he co-founded a 13 member, 2000 sqf studio and gallery in downtown Toronto dedicated to the showing and making of craft-based arts. He has taught workshops in both glassblowing and 3d technology for craft artists. Research funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Crafts Council have enabled Aaron to develop work incorporating 3D scanning with glass, 3D printing with glass, and CNC milling for glass moulds. He is currently involved in material research at the intersection of contemporary craft practice and design with the Material Matters group at Emily Carr in Vancouver, B.C.


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