As Coordinator and Technician of the Maker Arts Space I facilitate faculty, staff, and student involvement in the Maker Arts Space. I work closely with faculty across departments building curriculum that relates to digital technologies and making. In the classroom I teach and support faculty who are utilizing the Maker Arts Space (some examples of my student's work, please email me for the password). I also run workshops, coordinate visitor programming, and oversee the open studio hours. This includes managing student workers during those hours.
In 2020/21 I taught a 3D design course called 'Some Assembly Required' which utilized Fusion 360, Illustrator, Meshmixer and Cura as well as 3D printers and the laser cutter.
My job is both day-to-day management of the Maker Arts Space and long-term strategic planning, marketing, and branding. I do everything from machine maintenance to class lectures.
My main interests are in digital fabrication (3D printing, CNC machining), 3D design and prototyping, design for disability/universal design, community programing, music production, video production, animation and science fiction. I enjoy a lot of different kinds of art but I really love whimsical, charming and silly art the most. For example, I appreciate a really good pun in an art piece. Here is a link to some of my artwork.
Kent or David?
I prefer Kent, my middle name, though calling me David will not bother me.