Third Thursday

Fab(rication) Lab: BYOD for 3D Printing, Circuit Bending and Tours

  • Thursday, May 15, 7:00 to 11:00 pm
  • Centre Gallery
  • $15 at the door

Join us for a look at collections through the lens of technology and its application to the Museum environment. London's TechAlliance and local start ups HMDTechnology, UnLondon's UnLab and 3D Co. reveal the scanning and printing process. Using historical objects, they share the possibilities this process offers to museums.

Looking to try out some technology yourself? Learn about 123D Catch, a smart phone app that automatically converts photos of objects into 3D models. Try it yourself and see how this app renders photographs of our historical artefacts into three-dimensional objects on your device. Then, join Bill Turkel and Devon Elliott of Western University's Department of History as they work with local artist James Kirkpatrick to offer a hands-on workshop of circuit bending, live electronics, sensors and sound sculpture.

Not enough geeking out for you? Then borrow one of our iPads (or BYOD) and take a tour of the Visible Storage area where a window opens onto regional artists past and present. The evening is accompanied by DJs and refreshments in celebration of International Museum Day.

Live music from DJ Halcyon

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase awareness of the importance of museums to the development of society. This year, the theme of International Museum Day is Museums Collections Make Connections.

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