UT Grad Student Applies 3-D Printing to Music
From the Nominator
We chose to feature the work of a Ph.D. candidate in the Butler School of Music’s Entrepreneurship Program who discovered a score in the Fine Arts Library that he’d been passively seeking for several years. Performance of the piece required a 6-string violin that he was able to design and produce using the 3-D printers in the library’s Foundry makerspace with the assistance of one of the library’s student technicians (a senior in the university’s engineering school).
From the Judges
This brief yet compelling story of creative collaboration with good use of music, interviews and visuals left us wanting more. The video shows how a Ph.D. student creates a 3-D violin with the help of his fellow students. Judges felt the film captured the spirit of invention and creativity of the university and demonstrated how separate disciplines could work together. The interaction between the students was lovely and the entry included metrics which showed this film’s strong performance across digital channels exceeded its objectives.