The Morson Maker Space is an iconic engineering and digital fabrication hub central to Salford's masterplan for providing Industry 4.0 capabilities to ensure our industry partners, researchers, staff and students are at the forefront of smart factory processes. It is an ecosystem to drive new digital development to help innovative design. The makerspace ethos is all about rapid prototyping, digital fabrication and manufacturing skills using high-end 3D printers, scanners and vinyl cutters. The hub has access to the latest robotics, electronics lab, drones, waterjet cutters and multi axis milling machines, as well as future gazing technologies such as AR and MR.
Maria is a well-known imagineer of all things digital, and has been credited with producing videogames, interactive pieces and media installation in both commercial and media art roles.Prior to joining The University of Salford, she was Head of Digital at the BBC Academy, and former Head of PlayStationFirst; Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Game Development Academy, which provides PS4 and PSVR game development kits to the next generation of PlayStation developers.