FLUX Workshop: Knowledge Patterns in Digital Project






Workshop: Knowledge Patterns in Digital Project
Instructor: Dr. David Jason Gerber
Date: March 28-29, 2009 (9am-5pm)
Location: California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus
Eligibility: Open to all design students and professionals
Cost: $50 for students, $100 for professionals. Cost includes lunch on both days.
Prerequisite: Basic 3D modeling knowledge
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The goal of the workshop is to generate and design explore through the creation of a simple solution space from the manipulation of driving parameters within the knowledge pattern. The focus and skill building of the workshop will be to walk attendees though a step by step approach in how to set up knowledge patterns within Digital Project. Through knowledge patterning we will then design explore surface articulations and free form design variations generatively. This necessarily requires the use of the scripting interfaces and the building of an associative parametric design model.

Dr. David Jason Gerber has worked as an architect in the US, Europe and Asia, including for The Steinberg Group, Moshe Safdie, Gehry Technologies, and as a Project Architect for Zaha Hadid. He has held appointments at MIT’s Media Lab as a research Fellow, numerous teaching and research fellowships at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and as Harvard University’s Frederick Sheldon Fellow. He has been an instructor at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory in London, Innsbruck University, the EPFL in Switzerland and has been a guest speaker and critic at Stanford, USC, Harvard and MIT. Currently he is a full time faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc), lecturer in Architecture at UCLA and concurrently works as the Vice President of Knowledge Services for Gehry Technologies.

Note: Workshop attendees are required to bring their own laptops for use during the workshop. Please see gehrytechnologies.com for basic specification requirements. All attendees will be granted a temporary license. All attendees are suggested to arrive early for software installation. In advance of the workshop all attendees are recommended to visit the GT Wiki. It requires you create a personal login with an email and password. Once done you can browse the wiki and all of the online help documentation.

Images courtesy of Gehry Technologies

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