Nov.3, 2012

Professor Chris Yonge is a partner in MakersFactory, the first makerspace in Santa Cruz that uses 3D printing and visualization to help innovators and artists produce their ideas. In TEDxSantaCruz event held September 15, 2012 at the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater in Aptos, CA (Santa Cruz County) Chris Yonge made a very interesting speech describing and demonstrating 3D printing technology, and what open products look like.

(Image Credit: Chris Yonge)

Chris Yonge shared his overal view of how creativity might be redefined in the future. 3D printing will be part of an exciting open economy. There will be four critical changes in the future: how we make, how we design, how we communicate and how we finance things. And when we change our relationship to things we change our relationship to ourselves. Our society really need creative human beings, not just consumers.

Chris graduated as an architect in 1978 before becoming a furniture designer/maker and running a successful studio for ten years in Scotland. Moving to the US he became a product designer in North Carolina and California before becoming ever more fascinated by the potential of 3D digital modeling, animation, and production. He is now a partner in MakersFactory. Chris also teaches animation at the School of Engineering in UC Santa Cruz using the open source program Blender.


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