Wednesday, December 17, 2014
INFORMED MATTER workshop
March 6-8, 2015
The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and it appears as a flux, a gradient of data in continuous evolution. Our understanding of surrounding environment improves every day due to our ability to scan and sample the environment around us at increasing resolution, using better technologies and sensors. Thus the space is revealed as a ever changing data field. Our capability to act and design the space itself can be enhanced by using the tools which are able to better provide the design processes with more accurate, specific and variable in space and time, data streams.
INFORMED MATTER is an intermediate Grasshopper workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and advanced mesh modeling techniques. Grasshopper is a powerful information processor that provides the basis to develop possible strategies to inFORM digital matter morphologies by a specific set of data conditions.
The workshop focuses on integrating information processing into digital systems to enable the formation of structures, from the very simple up to the more complex. The aim is to understand information and data articulation as a spatial and architectural operation. Results range from pure data strategies design to data-driven geometries, depending on the skill levels and aspirations of each participant. The brief is also open to the suggestions and opportunities that may rise during the workflow.