Researcher

Mr Matthew William Harkness

Biography

I am an emerging designer, researcher, and academic from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm in the final year of my PhD at the University of New South Wales School of Art & Design in Sydney, Australia. My research draws on Actor-Network Theory and Co-design to critically examine 3D printing technology and its role in maker culture. From a sustainability perspective, my work uses Critical Making tactics to interrogate how 3D printers support...view more

I am an emerging designer, researcher, and academic from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm in the final year of my PhD at the University of New South Wales School of Art & Design in Sydney, Australia. My research draws on Actor-Network Theory and Co-design to critically examine 3D printing technology and its role in maker culture. From a sustainability perspective, my work uses Critical Making tactics to interrogate how 3D printers support wasteful, exclusive, and exploitative maker practices. Through material experiments, my design work includes waste plastic and bioplastic materials, ceramics, electronics, and repurposed objects.


My Qualifications

Master of Design - Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts - The University of British Columbia Okanagan

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