Last month, the Facility for Arts Research rounded out its 2015 year by participating in the Discovery on Parade showcase jointly hosted by the research organizations of FSU, FAMU, and TCC. The event allowed Tallahassee’s three main higher learning institutions to display their innovation and technological development prowess to the wider community. A myriad of organizations and disciplines were represented from medical to agricultural to engineering to arts and fabrication technology.
FAR prides itself on being an arts research institution which focuses heavily on cross-disciplinary collaboration with other fields so it felt right at home at the Discovery on Parade where we exhibited our recent work with the Classics Department (3D-Printing of Ancient Pottery of Cetamura) and the Perinatal Research Institute (Designing and prototyping a haptic air tester for children with cerebral palsy). We also brought along show copies of SCAP’s inspiring book projects (vvvvv and Lining) and a selection of examples of 3D printed materials derived from various experimentations on our MMAP machine.