Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week 2: Reading & TED talk

Hello All:

I would like to test posting reading and videos here. And, we could begin to use these pages for notes and observations we need to share between us.

Neri Oxman articulates in her TED talk some important points and observations involving computational design practice and design:



Sometimes when we have a biological questions one of the places to ask questions is:

http://www.askabiologist.org.uk





Saturday, December 12, 2015

Digital Intelligence

More details on the push by Silicon Valley to build an artificial general intelligence at the human level. Details from Elon Musk and NY Times reporter John Markooff:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/12/science/artificial-intelligence-research-center-is-founded-by-silicon-valley-investors.html?ref=technology


Friday, December 4, 2015

Computation, Biology implications for Emergent Architecture

This brief article in the NY Times about DNA used for storage of digital data may seem a bit removed from biodigital architecture. One thing it illustrates though, is how nature is being integrated into the workings of the technological world.

But the way technology is coming together with biology for architecture is the point we are most interested in. If we look to experimental processes for technology we may mirror some processes of thinking about biology/nature/biomimicry for architecture and issues of environmental, bioremedial performance. Doing this we may generate ideas for building infrastructures that we can hypothesize and/or prototype. Let's talk about some of these pathways for new ways of looking and thinking about generative design using technology and science for our own experimental design.

Below is the link to the 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/science/data-storage-on-dna-can-keep-it-safe-for-centuries.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

4D Printing

Many thanks Jimmy.

In case you did not catch Jimmy Mansour's comment last week, he wrote: "I recently read this article about 4d printing and how the factor of transformation and mobility through time is an important factor to construction." Below is the article he read and it has good input for our class regarding potentials of new technologies, especially fabrications.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2013/11/06/243279537/4-d-printing-means-building-things-that-build-themselves?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20151113&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare

In addition, the article points to a BBC video of Skyler Tibbits — I think it talks to many of the topics we will be taking on in January. And, for me I'm looking forward to our discussions.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130709-buildings-that-can-make-themselve