Binary Matter II
This semester we dealt with digitality as a form-giving factor. This raised questions such as: At which points in the design process are hardware and software, algorithmic calculations and digitally controlled production methods used, and with what intention and intensity? How does a practical design and the associated theoretical framework behind it change when digital processes play a major role? How does the formal quality of the result change? How does the use of powerful calculation of formal, constructive and perhaps also content-related elements change our work as designers? How does our focus, our activity change?
After an intensive workshop on Grasshopper, a software for parametric design, with Tom Witschel, the individual research and design phase began.
With the theoretical background knowledge and acquired Rhino/GH skills, the students developed individual objects, models and prototypes. These were to be given a physical form using the possibilities of the digital workshop. Among other things, the aim was to explore how objects change during the transition from digital to physical, what role material plays in this process and what parameters are added when controlling production machines.
The aim was to create designs or series of experiments that address questions of parametric design and digital production. With the confident use of parametric design tools such as Grasshopper and the work with the various 3D printing processes and other tools of the digital workshop, the understanding of digitally controlled manufacturing processes was to be sharpened and new formal results produced.
Students: Johanna Abendroth, Wayra Aguilar, Valena Ammon, Greta Ballschuh, Leon Burmester, Hwang Dongyoung, Max Gruber, Yiyun Huang, Julia Ernst, Hannes Koch, Shuyun Liu, Anna Maxwell, Nele Meier, Björn Naumann, Edda Rabold, Elena Rotmann, Johanna Schmidtke, Farid Taher, Anniek Timmermann
Guest Tutor: Tom Witschel