Matthew Shaw

ScanLAB Projects


Speaker Biography

Matt is co-founder of ScanLAB Projects. His background is in architecture, digital fabrication and speculation about cities of the future. Over the last 10 years he’s been turning the relentless eye of the 3D scanner on anything and everything – from giant mirrored sculptures, Arctic ice flows and Roman sewers to graceful dancers and the odd pumpkin!

He is fascinated by the creative and critical role of the pointcloud. As the electronic eyes for billions of mobile phones and driverless vehicles, 3D scanners are the cartographers and photographers of the future. By critically observing places and events through the eyes of these machines his work hopes to glance at the future we will all inhabit.