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_Context and argument.
Ted Kruger , in his lecture series, Instrument and Instrumentality , uses Herbert Simon’s distinctions between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ sciences to describe the ‘sciences’ as operating on two agendas: understanding the world ‘as-is’ and speculating on ‘as-it should be’. Subscription to, and extension of the argument would mean that ‘applied science’ could be posited as the bridge between the two. Further, (architectural) ‘design as research’ could be argued to exhibit similar properties of using, translating, transposing and adapting the descriptive tools of natural science to engineer an imagined and wished world. However, it could also argued that this ‘translation’ has to be negotiated against more ‘weathered’ concerns of design including discourses on formal language, performance fitness, spatial perception and experience, socio-cultural implications etc. The over-arching context of this paper will be ‘apposing’ the current interest and rapid evolution of computation within architectural design, against such an idea of applied science. read more
“Softlab were asked to produce a site specific installation for SYSTEM:SYSTEM curated by Adam Henry and Christina Vassallo. The show opens Oct. 23. There are over 40 artist, including….Ronnie and Gil from Studio Mode, producing site specific installations of for the show. The building is 3 stories so it will be a layer cake of interesting work! It will definitely be worth checking out.” via softlab
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“Wild Child” exhibition at the Bridge Gallery in Manhattan. It will be a chance to see some of the young guns in architecture with work that is coming out of studios in NY +LA.
98 Orchard Street, NY , NY 10002 map
The exhibition will run from July 9th to September 2nd.
Peter Macapia and Marilyn Garber of bridgegallery are pleased to present WildChild, a unique array of computationally experimental art, architecture and design involving the latest undertakings in digital and algorithmic computing and advanced fabrication. read more
Selected projects from the Fall 2008 semester’s ‘Search – Advanced Algorithmic Design’ seminar, a six week intensive seminar in the visual studies sequence at the Columbia GSAPP, taught by Mark Collins & Toru Hasegawa of Proxy. The seminar examines object-oriented problem solving and visual/spatial research within the open-source platform Processing. A video of this class’ work can be seen here.