Noyce Conference Room
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Leah Buechley

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Clay 3D printers have many advantages over traditional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machines, including the ability to print large artifacts very quickly out of beautiful real-world materials that are much more sustainable than plastic. In this talk, I will discuss research my team is conducting in computational design and digital fabrication in clay, focusing on a set of projects that involve integrated development in the areas of software, materials, and machines. I will introduce novel fabrication materials and tools that we believe will open up new technical and creative opportunities in digital fabrication.

Leah Buechley is an associate professor in the computer science department at the University of New Mexico, where she directs the Hand and Machine research group. Her work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and design. She is a pioneer in paper and fabric-based electronics and her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able electronics. Her awards include an NSF CAREER Award and the Edith Ackerman award for Interaction Design and Children. Leah received a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College. At both institutions she also studied dance, theater, fine art, and design.


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