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Liu Lecture: Stefanie Mueller, The Future of Personal Fabrication

November 6, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Building 550, 1st floor in the Atrium

Open to the public. No RSVP needed.

Building 550 is a handicap accessible building. Please contact admin Renée Chao for further details on handicap parking. 

Join us for Liu Lecture with speaker Stefanie Mueller, X-Career Development Assistant Professor in the MIT EECS department joint with MIT Mechanical Engineering and head of the HCI Engineering Group at MIT CSAIL

Lecture Title: The Future of Personal Fabrication

Abstract: Stefanie will discuss why personal fabrication and 3D printing is such a hype right now and will provide an answer to the question if it is here to stick. For this, she will draw a parallel to the history of personal computing and discuss what made computing available to everyone and what were the key developments that enabled everyday use. Different areas will be analyzed from processing speed, to device form factors, data transfer, and the interaction model. She will show that the same developments are happening right now in this new domain of personal fabrication. With examples of research projects from her group, she will show a range of fabrication systems that move us closer to a future in which everyone will be able to design and fabricate their own objects. 

The David H. Liu Memorial Lecture Series in Design at Stanford brings together incredible minds from a wide variety of disciplines to explore the intersection of design, technology, art, architecture and science. This lecture series is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Liu in memory of their son, David, a former graduate student in the Stanford Graduate Design Program

Event Sponsor: 
The David H. Liu Memorial Lecture Series in Design
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