The New World of 3D Printing - Collab's Spring Lecture

The New World of 3D Printing with Hod Lipson
May 10 | 2:00-4:00PM
FREE (with Museum admission) | Perelman Media Room @ PMA

The advent of 3-D printing and its potential impacts on the future of design will be the subjects of the annual spring lecture organized by Collab, the group for modern and contemporary design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hod Lipson, co-author of Fabricated: The New World of 3D Design, will discuss his recent book and share his outlook on dramatic advances that offer the possibility of loading printers with dough, sugar, chocolate, or edibles to make design worthy food. Lipson will also consider the social implications of making such small-scale commodity production tools, previously employed by a few, available to almost anyone.

The lecture will be presented in the Perelman Building, with a reception to follow. Tickets are free after Museum admission and may be obtained in person at the Museum, online here, or by calling 215-235-SHOW (7469).

More on Hod Lipson

Hod Lipson is a professor of engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a co-author of the recent book “Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing”. His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots, food printing, and bio-printing has received widespread media coverage including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, CNN, and the National Public Radio. Lipson has co-authored over 200 technical papers and speaks frequently at high-profile venues such as TED and the US National Academies. Hod directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative.  If you didn’t catch his TED Talk from a few years back, you can check it out here.

More on COLLAB

This spring lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition The Main Dish, on view July 1–September 28, 2014, in the Collab Gallery, which will feature kitchen and dining objects from the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection.

Collab is a volunteer committee dedicated to enriching the modern and contemporary design collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Now among the most important in the country, the collection houses 2,500 examples of furniture, ceramics, glass, wallpaper, lighting, vehicles, appliances, and utensils. Since 1986, the Collab Design Excellence Award has been given annually to an extraordinary professional in the field. Past winners have included Philippe Starck, Karim Rashid, Michael Graves, Florence Knoll Bassett, and Zaha Hadid, among others. To learn more, visit their website here.

PHOTOS courtesy of COLLAB



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