Matrix Bracelet 2
Matrix Bracelet 2 has been created using rapid prototyping technology from an Automake design. Automake is a software platform which combines computer-based generative systems with digital production technologies. This platform gives the flexibility to create an infinite variety of one-off structures assembled from a range of modular units, balancing random generative elements with a degree of user control. The technology encourages a new way of designing and making which challenges the boundaries between maker and consumer, and anticipates that rapid and desktop manufacture will become commonplace methods for making in the future. Automake is a collaborative project between University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfield.
Dr Justin Marshall is a Research Fellow working within Autonomatic, the 3D Digital research cluster based at University College Falmouth. He is a practising maker and researcher with a diverse training in range of visual art and design disciplines. Over the last ten years his research has involved investigating the integration of digital technologies into both art and craft practices. Recent projects have concentrated on the role of digital technologies in building new relationships between independent makers and industry, and to refigure the relationship between maker and consumer. Since April 2009 Marshall has been involved a project investigating the role of bespoke design in facilitating digital inclusivity.