Who we are

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie is Co-Chief investigator on the project and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. He employs critical media theory to research a wide variety of the experiences online. His current research areas include video games, critical political-economies of internet culture and, of course, 3D printing.

Luke Heemsbergen

Luke Heemsbergen

Luke is Co-Chief investigator on the project and recently completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne. Luke researches how technology and the political collide to shape our lives. Before a career in academic research, he consulted in both the public and private sectors in Canada and beyond.

Thomas Apperley

Thomas Apperley

Tom is an ethnographer that specializes in researching digital media technologies. His previous writing has covered broadband policy, digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, mobile media, and social inclusion. Tom is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he convenes the Masters degree in Public Relations and Advertising.

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

Michael is Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in the History and Philosophy of Science Programme. His on-going research activities involve studies of contemporary technologies and daily life. Michael is also interested in theoretical approaches to technologies, in particular, Actor Network Theory and Object Oriented Ontology. Michael has published research books and over 100 peer reviewed papers.

Thomas Birtchnell

Thomas Birtchnell

Thomas is a senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong interested in the interface between sustainable development and grassroots innovation. Before Wollongong he worked at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University in the UK in a project which examined the past and future impacts of 3D printing on mobilities, travel and transport and involved futures scenario-building exercises with designers, engineers, consultants and policymakers.

Bjorn Nansen

Bjorn Nansen

Bjorn is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include media adoption, children’s media use, and interface studies. He currently holds an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), to study young children’s use of mobile and interactive media.

Credits and acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

The team would like to acknowledge the cooperation and contributions of Vivek Ashok Chandrika, Angela Daly, Michael Xiantian Luo, Bernard Meade, Paul Mignone, and Sanjeewani Pathirage in making this project possible.

 

Image credits

Fordyce, Heemsbergen, Wikipedia

 

3D Printing Info inquiry

For enquiries contact Dr Bjorn Nansen