Wednesday, April 8
5:45 PM-7:00 PM
Room 1 -

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Arts

Poster - SITE 180 ID: 56596
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    Tandra Tyler-Wood
    University of North Texas

Abstract: Over the last decade, digital fabrication and “making” have provided a new platform for bringing powerful ideas and meaningful tools to students (Blikstein, 2013). Digital fabrication has the potential to be “the ultimate construction kit” (Briones, 2019). With strong ties to the maker movement digital fabrication is the perfect tool for engagement in project-based learning. Maker spaces provide students with safe areas that allow students to safely use digital fabrication to make, build, and share their creations" (Blikstein, 2 013, p. 6). This poster will review new curriculum areas where digital fabrication has been implemented. The influence that digital fabrication has recently played in the arts and music will be reviewed. The classroom impact will be emphasized. Blikstein, P. (2013). Digital fabrication and ‘making’ in education: The democratization of invention. In FabLabs: Of machines, makers and inventors, 4, 1-21. Briones, San Juanita G. Diverse Learners in the Classroom: Students with Special Needs Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Texas Public Classrooms, dissertation, August 2019; Denton, Texas. ( accessed January 24, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; .

Presider: Scott Mavers, University of North Texas


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