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3D printers are revolutionizing the manufacturing and design industry, allowing us to create shapes of astounding complexity and precision. Emily Whiting, professor of computer science at Dartmouth, says that the power of digital fabrication goes beyond looks; an untapped potential exists to design not just the shape, but the physical behavior of 3D printed objects. The key is the unprecedented ability to create intricate, hidden interior structures. Emily will describe how computational methods can exploit fundamental principles of physics to produce these structures, changing the way we design for the world of digital fabrication and helping us re-imagine everyday objects.
Researcher and professor at Dartmouth College, Emily Whiting works at the forefront of the emerging field of computational fabrication. Her research bridges the gap between the digital realm of computer graphics and real world physical behavior.
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