Summer 2015 Speaker Series

We are thrilled to announce some of our 2015 Summer Session speakers. Our Summer Speaker Series program is specially designed to coincide with our residency programs by engaging our residents and the public with key artists, designers and innovators leading at the digital fabrication frontier. 

Sheryl Oring & Jonathon A. Anderson

Adam OHern

CAD Junkie Founder Adam OHern

CAD Junkie Founder Adam OHern

CADJUNKIE took root in the digital online community  in 2009. Adam OHern saw that there were not affordable CAD-related training options online especially for higher level pro software such as CATIA and UGNX. In 2012 CADJUNKIE joined with Josh Mings of SolidSmack creating the popular podcast EngineerVsDesigner.  Today CADJUNKIE is a powerful resource for artists, engineers and designers engaging creative ideas with powerful software workflows. 

 

Laura Splan

Laura Splan

Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist. Her conceptually driven work 
employs a variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, digital media 
and works on paper. Her objects and images interrogate the visual and textual 
manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. She often 
uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed 
perceptions of beauty and horror, order and disorder. Much of her work is 
inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including bio-materials, 
3D-printing, and computerized embroidery. Her work has been exhibited in a 
broad range of curatorial contexts including craft, feminism, technology, design, 
medicine and ritual.
Splan’s work as been exhibited widely at such venues as the Museum of Art & Design 
(New York, NY), the Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), the International 
Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago, IL), the New York Hall of Science (New 
York, NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR). She has had 
solo exhibitions at the Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY) and Dose Projects 
Space (Brooklyn, NY). Commissioned projects for her work have included graphite 
and soap residue paintings (Center for Disease Control), computerized machine 
lace doilies (Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition), and hybrid porcelain/3D printed 
sculptures (Davidson College). In 2007, the Jerome Foundation awarded her a 
Travel/Study Grant to do research at medical museums including the Wellcome 
Museum (London, UK) and La Specola (Florence, IT). She received an Artist’s Grant 
for her residency at the Vermont Studio Center and was recently awarded the (Re)
Create artist residency in Idaho. She has been a visiting lecturer on intersections 
of Art, Science and Technology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), Mills College 
(Oakland, CA), Marymount Manhattan College (New York, NY), and Observatory 
(Brooklyn, NY).