Metropolitan University is home to FAB-Cre8—a multidisciplinary research and innovation
group based in Cardiff School of Art & Design. FAB-Cre8 is driven by an
interest in emerging technologies and brings academics together from across the
university who engage in a range of research projects working with digital
fabrication processes, physical computing, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) and
material investigation applied to a broad range of art and design contexts.
In June 2017 the
FAB-Cre8 group launched ‘The Materials Library’ project— a radio-frequency
identification (RFID) interactive resource that houses hundreds of material
samples. The Materials Library is a permanent fixture for students and
researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan University and will continue to expand. This
library enables users to access digital content related to materials held
within a series of test tubes. The user places the test tube in the reader
which activates a film of the material being used. These process-based films
reveal the potential of materials to makers, designers and students in an
easily accessible format.
You can read more about the FAB-Cre8 group and The
Materials Library here.