MFA Thesis Exhibition – Tactile Connections in a Digital Era
This work is a combination of design, carpentry, digital fabrication and modern visualisation technology. One aspect consists of small toys modeled off of traditional carpentry joints that are then 3D printed, offering the viewer a fun and tactile way to learn how these joints work mechanically and how they offer strength to potential structures. There is also furniture made with 3D printed sliding joints that lock up the structure when assembled and are easily dismantled with no tools or hardware. To accompany these, there is an Augmented Reality experience that allows a viewer to see animations of the furniture assembling and disassembling on a loop to illustrate how the puzzle all comes together.