I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. My work examines 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies, with a particular focus on automation, labour, and expertise. I conduct my research at the University of Toronto’s Critical Making Lab under the supervision of Professor Matt Ratto. This research has included two Mitacs funded projects – one exploring the practices of 3D printing for AutoDesk Research, the other examining the implementation of 3D printing in medical contexts for Nia Technologies.
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2016
"The 3D wizard"
[TORONTO LIFE] Workers will specialize in nanotech, robots and 3-d printing. We asked five bright-eyed University of Toronto students about their futuristic career paths:
Dan Southwick,...Read More
Posted on Mar 19th, 2016
"Pizza Party with a Researcher"
Semaphore student and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information Dan Southwick spoke to students at the Bloor Collegiate Institute on March 10th. As part...Read More
Posted on Mar 8th, 2016
This project explores the material aspects of 3D printing technology through the production and comparison of three different DIY cameras.
Principal Investigator: Daniel SouthwickRead More
Posted on Mar 8th, 2015
More photos taken with 3D-printed pinhole camera
Posted on Dec 15th, 2015
An article written by Rowena McGowan in The University of Toronto Musings
3D printing is just what it sounds like - printing 3-dimensional objects. An object is built up through the laying down of thousands of thin...Read More
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015
Celebrating the research community's work in accessibility
On Monday, November 30th, PhD Candidate Daniel Southwick (Faculty of Information) and Research Associate Josh Qua Hiansen (Semaphore) attended "Accessibili-UT," an afternoon event designed to...Read More
Posted on Mar 28th, 2015
Free 3D printing workshop for kids ages 9-13 at Bata Shoe Museum
April 18th, 19th, 25th or 26th
Learn how to 3D print! Join us at the Bata Shoe Museum for a workshop bringing ideas about...Read More
Posted on Jan 28th, 2015
Turning 2D photos into 3D models
Researchers at the Faculty of Information are experimenting with 3D design and printing to create interactive museum artifacts for non-sighted visitors. Making 2D photographs "come...Read More
Posted on Nov 6th, 2014
Curious about 3D printing, electronics hacking, wearable computing? Come and see what we're all about!
Open Doors at the Critical Making LabRead More