We designed the interactive event to showcase the innovative and creative real-world applications of materials science for thousands of passers-by. We collaborated with the students at Monash, Alpha60 designers and digital developers to create a custom piece of software that could capture facial expressions and translate it into a bespoke 3D printed object. Guests were invited to shape their own special piece of jewellery using the software, then turn their design into reality using 3D printers operated by Monash students. The result was a playful accessory that guests could keep as an ongoing touchpoint with Monash and materials science.
We brought Monash University’s Department of Materials Science (MSE) and Engineering together with local boutique fashion label Alpha60 for a week-long activation at Chapter House.
Visitors were invited to engage with our bespoke software and create their own custom-designed piece of 3D printed jewellery. The client had identified that awareness of materials science as a discipline was low among the general public. We helped the Department showcase the creative applications of materials science and bridge the gap between students and faculty staff and the community outside their usual heavy industry partners.