From cosmetics, to comics conventions, to the classroom, Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford use 3D printing to create new and exciting projects. Also known as TheLaserGirls, Awad and Ford met in NYU Steinhardt’s Studio Art program. Since then, they’ve formed a bond built on a shared interest in technology, art, and entertainment.
The powers of Marvel Comics character Jane Foster were on full display at this year’s AMUG Conference. Inspired by Foster’s signature Thor armor, Dhemerae Ford, an Advanced Media Specialist at the LaGuardia Studio, presented a 3D printed prototype of Jane Foster’s helmet, which showcased details from the character’s costume and symbols found in Norse mythology.
Lynda Carter is best known for her starring role in the 1970s television series Wonder Woman and is currently appearing as the president of the United States on The CW’s Supergirl. For the Met Gala, she wore a brilliant gold tiara reminiscent of the gold tiara she wore in her most famous role. The tiara that garnered so much press attention was created using the 3D modeling and printing resources of NYU’s LaGuardia Studio.
One of the primary goals of the 2012 Teaching with Technology Conference was to inspire attendees with concrete examples of the innovative and effective ways that NYU instructors are enhancing their pedagogy with technology.