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EVENT

Parametric Pleating: Custom Component Design with Paneling Tools


Dates:
Fri Feb 22, 2013 14:00 - Fri Feb 22, 2013

This course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of designing custom surface components with the grid-based modeling plug-in, PanelingTools.

About This Online Course:
Students will learn intuitive techniques, inspired by paper folding, for the design, analysis, and fabrication of complex surfaces. Additionally, the principles and rationale behind NURBS will be covered, shedding light on how this particular type of geometry may impact the various design decisions you will face when paneling surfaces.

Takeaways:
  • Introduction to grid-based modeling with PanelingTools[/*]
  • Moving from paper folding inspiration to digital model[/*]
  • Paneling surfaces with custom components[/*]
  • Preparing components for digital fabrication[/*]


EVENT

Computing Form: Advanced Simulation Techniques with Kangaroo


Dates:
Fri Feb 15, 2013 14:00 - Fri Feb 15, 2013

Explore the complex world of physics-based simulation using Grasshopper and the add-on Kangaroo.

About This Online Course:
In applications ranging from structural engineering to playful form making, this course will cover advanced techniques for modeling constraints and forces with grids, nets, and inflatables. In addition, participants will learn creative ways to capture and compile images and animations from their simulated models.

Takeaways:
  • Discovering equilibrium shapes with Physics-Based Simulation[/*]
  • Developing structures using grids, nets, and inflatables[/*]
  • Advanced techniques for working with constraints and forces[/*]
  • Capturing simulations to image and video[/*]


EVENT

NON-LINEAR LAB: Growth Systems and Digital Fabrication Workshop


Dates:
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:00 - Mon Sep 10, 2012

Location:
BROOKLYN, New York
United States of America

NON-LINEAR LAB: Growth Systems and Digital Fabrication | 2012 September 08-09

Overview:
NON-LINEAR LAB is two-day workshop on Growth Systems, Parametric Detailing, and Digital Fabrication. This Lab is the next installment in our coLAB series and is the result of collaborative research undertaken by Skylar Tibbits [SJET + Previous coLAB Instructor] and Ronnie Parsons + Gil Akos [Studio Mode/modeLab]. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, we will cover Fundamental Concepts of Programming and Parametric Design as well as an introduction to Laser Cutting Constraints and Best Practices. Emphasis will be placed on iterative prototyping, allowing for a thorough investigation of a series of Growth, Unit, and Detailing Scripts while working directly with our CNC equipment.

Framework:
Lab participants will learn how to influence, manipulate, and grow systems capable of reaching unanticipated outcomes using Python and Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. The Lab curriculum will include a series of instructional lectures, lab exercises, and open work sessions. Instructional lectures will serve to both introduce key concepts and spark discussion amongst the group. Modeled after carefully selected case-studies, lab exercises are designed to make abstract technical concepts concrete and applicable to creative professionals. Open work sessions will offer participants time to develop individual design studies with one-on-one assistance by the Lab instructors. In the NON-LINEAR LAB, participants will also be introduced to workflows which allow simple coordination of Laser Cut parts and assembly of prototypes. Participants from all creative fields and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and lend their perspective to the Lab. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.


EVENT

DATA LAB: Parametric Design + Data Structures with Grasshopper Workshop


Dates:
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:00 - Sun Sep 30, 2012

Location:
BROOKLYN, New York
United States of America

DATA LAB: Parametric Design + Data Structures with Grasshopper | 2012 September 29-30

Overview:
DATA LAB is a two-day workshop on Advanced Topics and Data Structures in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, we will cover the Fundamental Concepts of Data Structures as well as strategies for working with Lists, Sequences, and Data Trees in the newly released version of Grasshoppper 0.9. We will engage a series of design problems which highlight the limitations of standard Parametric Design workflows and serve as catalysts for discussions related to Best Practices, Linear versus Non-Linear Design Processes, and the Re-Use of Files. Each design problem will require either the specific use and manipulation of Data Structures or the extension of Grasshopper through Add-Ons.

Framework:
Lab participants will learn how to create, manipulate, and manage Data Structures ranging from simple Lists to dense Data Trees. Participants will gain in-depth experience using objects such as Weave, Repeat Data, Path Mapper, Relative Item(s), Replace Branches, and more. The Lab curriculum will include a series of instructional lectures, lab exercises, and open work sessions. Instructional lectures will serve to both introduce key concepts and spark discussion amongst the group. Modeled after carefully selected case-studies, lab exercises are designed to make abstract technical concepts concrete and applicable to creative professionals. Open work sessions will offer participants time to develop individual design studies with one-on-one assistance by the Lab instructors. In the DATA LAB, participants will also be introduced to a collection of Add-Ons, including Kangaroo, Weaverbird, and Python Scripting as well as topics concerning the Coordination of Data and Geometry into and out of Grasshopper. Participants from all creative fields and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and lend their perspective to the Lab. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.


EVENT

SIMULATION LAB: Dynamic Systems with Processing Workshop


Dates:
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:00 - Sun Oct 21, 2012

Location:
BROOKLYN, New York
United States of America

SIMULATION LAB: Dynamic Systems with Processing | 2012 October 20-21

Overview:
SIMULATION LAB is a two-day workshop on the topic of Simulation with Processing. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, we will cover technical programming concepts such as Syntax, Control, and Modularity. Utilizing a suite of libraries to extend Processing’s functionality, we will explore and incrementally develop Force-Based, Physics-Based, and Agent-Based Simulations. Additionally, we will examine methods for visualizing the dynamic nature, unexpected tendencies, and behavioral effects present in our Simulations.

Framework:
Lab participants will learn the Fundamental Programming Concepts for writing code in Processing as well as techniques necessary for creating, interfacing with, and capturing dynamic Simulations. The Lab curriculum will include a series of instructional lectures, lab exercises, and open work sessions. Instructional lectures will serve to both introduce key concepts and spark discussion amongst the group. Modeled after carefully selected case-studies, lab exercises are designed to make abstract technical concepts concrete and applicable to creative professionals. Open work sessions will offer participants time to develop individual design studies with one-on-one assistance by the Lab instructors. In the SIMULATION LAB, participants will also be introduced to strategies that incorporate external Libraries which extend Processing’s native functionality and provide additional methods to explore multiple strategies for Simulation. Participants from all creative fields and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and lend their perspective to the Lab. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.