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PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication

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PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication

Time: August 18, 2012 at 10am to August 19, 2012 at 6pm
Location: MODE
Street: 1205 MANHATTAN AVE
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Phone: 3477880570
Event Type: workshop, training
Organized By: GIL AKOS
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

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PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication | 2012 August 18-19

PATTERNING LAB is a two-day workshop on the topic of Parametric Patterns with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, we will experiment with the materiality, craft, and effects of patterning through the distribution of simple and repeatable material events (the cut, the fold, and the perforation). Coupling Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication workflows, we will iteratively test our patterns while learning best practices for use of a large-format Laser Cutter. Prototypes will range in material palette (fabric, paper, plastic) based on participants’ interests and will be used to discuss issues of craft, detailing, and the assembly process.

Lab participants will learn how to create and influence repeating elements through the Parametric Design application Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. Using the newly released version of Grasshopper 0.9, the Lab curriculum will include a series of instructional lectures, guided exercises, and open work sessions. Additionally, participants will be introduced to and work directly with a large-format CNC Laser Cutter to iteratively develop design prototypes, moving quickly from digital design environments to material artifacts and back again. Participants from all creative fields and backgrounds are encouraged to attend and lend their perspective to the Lab. Participants wishing to develop or refresh their Parametric Design skills before the workshop are encouraged to attend the associatedINTRO LAB Session. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.

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