Just about a year ago, Sagan Yee had doubts about taking on the position of executive director at the Hand Eye Society. “I didn’t have any experience at all working as an arts administrator,” she recalls.
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When Biying Miao launched Hot Pop Factory five years ago, 3D printing technology was so new that her team had to train its users. “We ran workshops for about a year and a half because what we were doing was so cutting-edge,” says Miao, “but it was great for business development. We empowered people to try this technology first-hand.”