Digital alchemy : two experiments in form processing
Datta, Sambit 2003, Digital alchemy : two experiments in form processing, in Design and Research: Project Design + Research : project based research in architecture, Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-10.
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Programmatic form-finding and the visual analysis of creative works (architecture, sound, sculpture, painting, music or dance) can be combined to develop “alchemical” processes for the computational exploration of form. This paper reports two project-based form exploration experiments using such a process. The first experiment develops a process for capturing, manipulating and generating form based on a piece of dance choreography. The second experiment explores the decompression of space and architectural elements encoded within the Duchamp painting “Nude descending a staircase”. A discussion for incorporating programmatic strategies and for developing an innovative approach to conceptual form processing based on the language of geometry is presented.
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Field of Research
120302 Design Innovation
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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