Simon Martin

Maker Galaxy E01: Dr. Jordan Brandt

October 11th, 2013

We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where we can interact with empty space, a world where we can 3D print our own shower curtain rings and bionic ears, a world where we’ll be sending people to space for vacation, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? Maker Galaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making. In this episode, we’ll be talking to Dr. Jordan Brandt about his plans for manufacturing Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept, what’s happening with 4D printing, how he and his team use CAD in the cloud, and what does the future of professional design look like?

We’ll be discussing:

  • What is a Technology Futurist?
  • How will the Hyperloop be manufactured?
  • What is your experience with designing collaboratively with Fusion 360?
  • What is the future of professional design?
  • …and more!

Stay tuned for next week’s episode where we’ll be talking to a couple of guys who are redefining Smart Home.

Filed under: MAKER GALAXY

  • Jon

    I think the focus on educational institutions to learn the future of manufacturing is wrong – schools will always be a few years behind what’s going on now as they need to develop course material, get it approved, market it etc… if you want to learn something, take the initiative and teach yourself… this is the skill that’s missing by relying on traditional educational institutions.

    If you are passionate about something, you’ll learn more than any book out there published. That’s what I did and it has worked-out pretty good so far! Love the deep field galaxy videos!

    Founder of

  • RichSPK

    I’d really like an RSS-feed URL for Maker Galaxy so I can get it with my podcast app.

  • Josh M

    Hey Rich, in the process of being setup. iTunes podcast submission was down for a bit, but will be going through shortly for MG. We’ll send out a post about it!

  • RichSPK

    Thanks for the quick reply, Josh!