the background and used as a two-dimensional slice. at user-defined intervals new slices are captured and displaced
along the depth axis. the result is a three-dimensional model defined by silhouette slices over time.’
November 22, 2010
November 19, 2010
November 10, 2010
We caught a brilliant exhibition of prints by Piranesi at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice, supplemented by some fantastic three dimensional representations of his designs courtesy of Factum Arte and a sub-exhibition of Gabriele Basilico's comparative photography.
Brief Guardian article about the simultaneous evolution of tools and language, based on research using digital capture of analogue modes of making. Original research paper here.
Hands at the Wellcome too.
"FABRICATE is an International Peer Reviewed Conference with supporting publication and exhibition to be held at The Building Centre in London from 15-16 April 2011. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE will bring together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation.
Discussion on key themes will include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities, the difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts."
Plenty more info here: http://www.fabricate2011.org/
Comparison of 3D scanning technologies from the perspective of conservators of the Naum Gabo collection at the Tate (Spiral Theme, 1941 shown above).
The sculptures posed difficulties being reflective and complex, which meant that haptic means were necessary in addition to laser scanning and photogrammetry. Such documentation allows the rapidly degrading sculptures to be reverse-engineered into a kit of parts which allow their recreation or restoration.
March 23, 2010
Informative slideshow about practicing stonemasons. Back to the old school...
edit: (23.03.10) Modern Britain, it seems, is not much fussed about the skills and knowledge that exist only in the minds, eyes and hands of people who make things – our living vernacular heritage - further reading from the Guardian again.
edit: (31.03.10) Handmade shoes - and again.
edit: (08.05.10) stonemasonry versus office work - guess where...
March 11, 2010
Using industrial robots to introduce curved folds into sheet metal.
Lecture at the London Knowledge Lab on Tuesday 9th February: Curved Folding: from Craft to ROBOFOLD®
[Last night's episode of the Bartlett International Lecture Series got us thinking, of course - thanks to Gramazio & Kohler whose work with industrial robots at ETH (as mentioned below) was a sight to behold...]
This new series invites critics to propose and make a case for what they believe to be London’s most significant and important building. A panel of respondents will debate and discuss the chosen building, and encourage the audience to share their own views.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is the Co-Director for Exhibitions and Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery. He has curated over 200 exhibitions and his recent publications include Formulas for Now, which invites contributors from the fields of art, science, mathematics, music, architecture and literature to express their understanding of contemporary life.
The unrealised Fun Palace (1961–74) was planned as a multi-purpose complex for theatre and cultural projects, addressing the urgent need to connect different disciplines and practitioners in a world of ever-changing parameters.
Fernand Fonssagrives' work is reminiscent of the optical scanning technologies which we used at the beginning of this year to map the body.
Unsung hero of American fashion photography, cohort of Alexey Brodovitch, exhibiting at the Michael Hoppen Gallery until 6th March 2010.
Graffiti Research Lab have been developing an eye-tracking system based on open source software and off-the-shelf hardware. It is has been used to enable paralysed graffiti writer Tony Quan to create public artworks again, from his hospital bed, using some components of the Projection Bombing kit.
Decode is an exhibition of interactive artworks at the Victoria and Albert Museum until April 11th. It's a small show, but dense, high calibre, and well-presented. Most of it was working too!
Fabrica - Exquisite Clock
Radiohead - House of Cards (touch screen version is on show)
Ryoji Ikeda - data.scan
Random International - Audience
Ross Phillips - Videogrid