Thursday, February 16, 2012

Digital Crafting, Massana Arts School (Barcelona)

Digital Crafting, Massana Arts School

Massana Permanent 2012

The new realm of digital arts and crafts: a cambrian explosion of processes from traditional techniques through digital crafting, at Massana, the best fine arts school of Barcelona.

Dates: March 1, 2012 to June 28, 2012
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Schedule: 17:00 to 20:30
Place: Escola Massana
C/Hospital, 56 08001 Barcelona
Metro: Liceu

On-line enrollment
Duration: 105 hours
Credits UAB: 7
Price: 652,5€+100€ enrollment
Pre-enrollment: 20.1-30.1
Enrollment: 9.2-18.2

Pep Tornabell, digital fabrication researcher
Enrique Soriano, material geometry researcher

Application of the digital design and fabrication techniques through tools (software) and technologies (hardware) with the goal to provide an introduction of those tools within the creative and executive process of the different design and arts fields.

The course starts from a generic technical and theoretical explanation, focusing on the development of a personal project which will explore the student specific field.

Students and professionals from fields:

  • Technical (architecture, engineering)
  • Artistic (graphic design, industrial design, fashion design, communication design, jewelry)
  • Applied arts (sculpture, painting, printmaking)

In the new technological paradigm, adapting the new fabrication tools (hardware+software) to master a subject or field, enables the expansion of possibilities, the control, the complexity and the richness of the generation and fabrication process.

Each project will develop the material properties of its research (paper, wood, metal, leather, felt, ceramic, textiles). It will explore in parallel its numerical control:
Cutter/engraver (laser or mechanic)
Fressadora CNC (Numeric Control)
FDM (Fused Depostion Modeling)
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

Generative modeling (Rhino, Grasshopper)
Material behavior (processing)
Mesh refinement (MeshLab)
G-code (Machine programming language)

No comments: