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Ashley Pigford: Technology as Generative Tools

In his lecture, “Technology as Generative Tools,” (delivered May 27, 2016) Ashley Pigford shares how he integrates digital fabrication technology (CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers), with traditional crafts and graphic arts, such as letterpress printmaking. This presentation was a collaborative effort with Tricia Treacy.

Zoom Milwaukee (May 25 – 29, 2016) was a 4-day symposium on craft and innovation hosted by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing program. Over 250 makers, writers, and innovators came together to discuss the future of craft in 10 lectures and 27 workshops. The Chipstone Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Zoom symposium.

Ashley Pigford is an Associate Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Delaware. Tricia Treacy is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

See also: Design is Good for you and Tricia Treacy