Thursday April 5, 7pm
Room 2616, Killam Library
The defining feature of the first digital revolution has been digitization, not only of information but of ourselves and our world. We use new technologies to make our histories and our culture electronic, reimagining ourselves in a virtual space free of this world’s restrictions, and limited only by our imaginations.
However, new technological advances such as 3D printing are now taking us out of virtual worlds and putting us back into reality. The second digital revolution will be characterized not by virtual escapism, but by a computer-enhanced, recreated and reimagined physical world. Just feast your eyes on the fantastic printer-created garment above!
3D printing is about to come to the Dalhousie Libraries, with a pilot project set to debut this spring. On April 5th MLIS students Michael Groenendyk and Riel Gallant, who are are studying the democratization of 3D printing culture and spearheading the project, will give a presentation on 3D printing and its potential implications for the work you do. Come to the Killam and find out more about this exciting new initiative!
This post was written by Michael Groenendyk and Riel Gallant.