Daniel Southwick PhD Candidate

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. 


News & Updates

PhD Candidate Dan Southwick featured in Toronto Life by Amy Ratelle

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,…

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Daniel Southwick inspires students at Bloor Collegiate by Amy Ratelle

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…

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Featured Project: Camera Obscura by Amy Ratelle

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 Southwick

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Camera Obscura - additional photos by Amy Ratelle

Posted on Mar 8th, 2015

More photos taken with 3D-printed pinhole camera













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The Darker Side of 3D Printing by Phoenix Wilkie

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…

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Accessibili-UT Showcase by Phoenix Wilkie

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…

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Footwear Futures: What Will You Make? by Amy Ratelle

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…

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Semaphore Researchers Partner with ROM for Wildlife Photography Exhibit by Amy Ratelle

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…

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Critical Making Lab
by Amy Ratelle

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 Lab

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