Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme


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The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme welcomes your attendance and participation in our insightful events held throughout the year. A list of PAST EVENTS is also provided below.

Dermott McMeel
Dr Dermott McMeel - Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers

THE ELECTRIC DREAM: HOW WE REWRITE THE PROGRAM OF A ROBOT TAKEOVER

 

Join us for a discussion of interest to professionals in: CONSTRUCTION | PROJECT MANAGEMENT | DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING | SERVICE INDUSTRIES | FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES

DATE & TIME: Tuesday 1 May 2018 | 5 - 7pm (Nibbles and drinks will be served)

VENUE: University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402) | Free parking via Gate 3, 306 Khyber Pass Road (please register your vehicle at reception to avoid towing)

 

SPACES WILL BE LIMITED. RSVP here

PRESENTER: Dr Dermott McMeel, a lecturer and researcher in Design and Digital Media at the University of Auckland. His interests include the social, organisational and cultural disruption of technology and communications in the built environment. He is currently working on an MBIE-funded project on the next generation of digital manufacturing materials and processes.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

 

Discussions around the new technological revolution – Artificial Intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, automation, and robotics – tend to revolve around the challenges they impose on our everyday workspaces and the anxieties they cause our workforce. Along with demonstrating how an industrial robot can be repurposed to draw individual portraits Dr Dermott McMeel will argue the case against these technologies producing negative disruptions in our evolving workforce and environments. Instead, they present new opportunities for our social economy, prompting us to re-evaluate the fundamental value of ‘work’ as we know it... we just need to dream it.

 

Man with lasers. Tech Tuesday Business Breakfasts

More about the Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme can help you to develop successful new products and services and increase profitability through ideas generation, technology development and innovation implementation.

As a part of the IMM Programme, we host an exciting calendar of industry events throughout the year. These events offer innovative and novel insights into design, manufacturing efficiency, processing technology, and materials science.

By attending our events, you will become a part of an ongoing dialogue between industry experts, academics, and anyone with a stake in the future of New Zealand’s innovative manufacturing and design sector.

 

OUR NEXT EVENT will be a Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers on 1 May 2018, an evening event commencing at 5.00pm on our Newmarket Campus.

 

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