These days, technological innovation moves at a breakneck pace. Due in part to advances in rapid prototyping, developments in 3D printing, and the integration of the Internet of Things, entrepreneurs can test and iterate a product to bring it to market with relatively few resources. This panel discussion brings together a technologist, an artist, and an expert in the business of 3D printing to discuss how these rapid prototyping technologies are affecting their industries and how they envision prototyping evolving in the future.
DUANN SCOTT (@duanns)
Duann is a designer, researcher and writer specializing in understanding and communicating complex ideas in a succinct, easy to understand manner, to both educate and inspire. Described by The New York Times as the “Pied Piper for on demand 3D Printing,” he has been recognized for his role in bringing 3D printing out of the back rooms of engineering firms, and into mass consciousness. He has worked with major brands, artists, designers and institutions, as well as high school students and seven year olds, to incorporate 3D printing into their lives in a meaningful way.
SCOTT BEIBIN (@scottbeibin)
Scott is a self-taught engineer, artist and performer. He's the co-designer of many of the liberation technologies used in The Groucho Fractal Show, a touring live performance focusing on the intersection of science, consciousness and environmental sustainability. He's one of the co-designers of TheMandelBot: Function Is The Key, a RepRap inspired 3D Printer built largely from post-consumer and biodegradable re-purposed materials. His day job is as chief strategist at the Evil Twin Booking Agency / The Redefinery of which he is a co-founder. He can hula hoop and play accordion at the same time.
ANDREW IPPOLITI (@ippo615)
Andrew is an Electrical Engineer working for BotFactory. He has spent the last 2 years creating a machine that can print and assemble electronic circuits on a desktop. His work includes creating an optical correction system for pick and place as well as coding the algorithms that convert design files to the final output. When not improving the printer's software he plays with 3d printing and prototyping electronics.
CAITLIN BURNS (@Caitlin_Burns)
Currently serving as Vice Chair of the Producers’ Guild of America’s New Media Council, Caitlin Burns is previously a Founder at Datavized, an immersive design and technology lab focused on VR, WebVR and AR applications of Data Visualization.
For 10 years, she worked as a Transmedia Producer and Franchise Strategist for clients including Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Fairies, Disney Descendants and Tron Legacy for Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar for Fox, Halo for Microsoft, Happiness Factory for The Coca-Cola Company, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon and Transformers for Hasbro. She has also worked with Showtime, Pepperidge Farm, Diageo, The Canadian Media Fund, The Oregon Health Authority, Tribeca New Media Fund, UNICEF, FEMSA, Wieden+Kennedy, Reebok, Stratasys and the US Government. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence for UNICEF Kid Power.