Design & Computation Panels
Full Conference Access
Monday, August 11, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
How do you define complexity? How do tools and methods used by architects, artists, and designers contribute to complexity? How does the ability to generate more iterations in less time affect your relationship with the design process? What problems and opportunities does increased complexity engender? Does the focus of your "creative insight into underlying structure" (Mitchell, SIGGRAPH 2008 Art and Animation Catalog) shift as designs become more complex? How do these shifts in attention challenge links between digital and built form?
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and Pratt Institute
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Smart Geometry
Adams Kara Taylor
Cabin Studio and University of Pennsylvania
Thursday August 14, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 406 AB
What is the relationship between creator (tool) and final creation in art, design and architecture today? This panel explores craft as it relates to digitally driven making. Artists and designers reflect on how they conceive their pieces. Would mediation through a digital fabrication process alter this relationship? What is the notion of risk and its role in craftsmanship? How have digital tools redefined the role of risk in today's design, architecture, and art production? Finally, who are the "crafts-people" of today? Where are these communities emerging? Is craft something that describes the production of artifacts or does it refer to a way of doing things?
Kendall College of Art and Design
Zoe Boira Coombes
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
EHR Design Associates
San Diego State University