Thursday, September 26, 2019

Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop (Wallacei), November 19-21 at McNeel Europe in Barcelona

Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop (Wallacei) 
November 19-21, 2019
10 AM-6 PM

McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel Europe presents a three-day Algorithmic Evolutionary Design workshop using Wallacei, with Milad Showkatbakhsh, codeveloper of Wallacei and PhD Candidate at the Architectural Association, and  Diego Navarro, Authorized Rhino trainer and Computational Design teacher at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture. Wallacei, a new plugin for Grasshopper, is an evolutionary engine to run simulations through genetic algorithms for solving optimization problems. Wallacei incorporates highly detailed analytic tools coupled with various comprehensive selection methods, including algorithmic clustering, to assist users and make more informed decisions at all stages of their evolutionary simulations. In the three-day course, learn the detailed features and functions of the Wallacei platform through a hands-on approach, gaining a thorough understanding of the methodologies associated with the applications of evolutionary concepts in design. 

Day 1- Fundamentals
1.1. Theory behind the application of Evolutionary Principles in Design and Problem Solving: 
  • Significance of the biological evolutionary processes in nature. 
  • Translation of biological evolutionary processes within computation. 
  • Genetic Algorithms: case studies in design. 
1.2. Introduction to Wallacei features and contributions. 
1.3. Running Wallacei: Environment, Goals, Objectives and Gene pools. 

Day 2. Reading Data 
2.1. Understanding the Wallacei.X user interface and reading the simulation’s results: 
  • Wallacei Settings: population, parameters, search space and dynamic charts. 
  • Wallacei Analytics: standard deviation, diamond chart, and fitness values. 
  • Wallacei Selection: parallel coordinate, selecting solutions, Pareto front and phenotypes. 
  • The Wallacei.X Component Output: genomes, phenotypes, and data. 
2.2. Designing problems, environments, and frameworks. 
2.3. Application demos and personal projects. 

Day 3. Output management 
3.1. Analyzing results, reformulating and comparing 
3.2. Exporting phenotypes and visualizing. 
3.3. Consulting and personal projects. 

Course fee:
EUR 795, (+VAT); full-time students, university teachers, and remote participants get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note your seat is only confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 10 participants and 6 remote participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. (November 4)

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!

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