Bachelor of Design
Material Art & Design
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
George Brown College
Direct Digital Manufacturing, Advanced CAD, Small Object Design, Interaction Design, Mass Customization, Wearable Technology
Greg is a designer and maker hybridizing traditional material arts with new media, including advanced computer-aided design, direct digital manufacturing, and data visualization. A graduate of George Brown College's Jewellery Arts program and OCADU's Material Art & Design program (Bdes.), Greg enjoys pushing the limits of new materials and the tools used to shape them. He believes that professional makers and DIYers alike have real influence in how creative technologies are evolving. In addition to holding workshops and teaching 3D modelling and rapid prototyping at Durham College and OCADU, Greg is a researcher in the Surgical Fetus Project: Working with Francis LeBouthilier, the project seeks to develop anatomically accurate 3D printed fetus models for high-risk, patient-specific in utero surgical training.
Why Digital Media?
As a natural consequence to his diverse interests, Greg has adopted a certain polymathic imperative—the need to augment his practical skills and knowledge in a wide variety of different subjects. Rather than try to pigeonhole himself into a preexisting profession, Greg wants to create his own. The entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on interdisciplinary approach underpinning the Digital Media program are clear advantages to further developing Greg's professional practice-- including the use of algorithmic or generative modelling to achieve mass customization and wearable tech solutions for applications ranging from fashion to healthcare.
Major Research Project
In Western culture, a revenant is a visible ghost or reanimated corpse that has returned from the grave to haunt a specific person for a specific reason. In medicine, a phantom is a device that is designed to represent the human body for the purposes of research, quality management, and training. Using novel biomaterials and 3D bioprinting, the Revenant project aims to evolve the conventional phantom into a new kind of medical artifact: One that is dynamic rather than static, fully customizable, more anatomically accurate and specific to research or patient needs, faster and cheaper to produce, and is a multi-modal solution effective in a wide variety of pre-clinical and clinical scenarios.
1) Sketch magazine article: "Old schools and new tricks: What our traditional ‘makers’ are making with digital technology" by Charlene K. Lau, Summer 2012 (pp. 16-18, OCAD University). 2) Shift: Processes, "The Craft of Technology" (OCAD Student Press, 2013). 3) Shift/Craft: Project Highlights (ARC Fed Dev Ontario & OCADU, 2014. Available online in PDF format: http://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/pdf_media/ocad/research/2013+FedDev+Shift+Craft+Final.pdf). 4) Surgical Training Fetus: Research Highlights (FedDev Ontario & OCADU 2014. Available online in PDF format: http://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/pdf_media/ocad/research/2013+FedDev+SurgicalTrainingFetusModel.pdf).