Robert Ree is a Master of Information candidate in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. An active member of the Critical Making Lab, his research interests attempt to synthesize concepts and techniques from his background in architecture with the challenges, problems and opportunities posed by contemporary digital information systems. Robert’s ongoing work has included explorations into ‘tactile’ data visualization using open source hardware and software, programming parametric virtual sculptural forms in Processing, as well as examining the physical and social dimensions of desktop 3D fabrication technologies. He recently defended his thesis, entitled “3D Printing: Convergences, Frictions, Fluidity”. In addition to his graduate studies, Robert continues to work as an architect and is a faculty member at the School of Animation, Arts and Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, where he teaches courses in design drawing and architectural illustration.