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id acadia08_272
authors Perez, Santiago R.
year 2008
title Crafting Complexity: Material / Procedure / Form
source Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, [Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) / ISBN 978-0-9789463-4-0] Minneapolis 16-19 October 2008, 272-277
summary What is the role of Craft, in understanding Bio-Computational Forms & Systems? What is the relation between self-organizing systems & material-component assemblages? ∂ This paper will explore the relationship between material craft, procedure and form, in relation to complex, self-organizing assemblies. A comparison will be made, between (hand) crafted assemblies, guided by physical constraints and procedural methodologies, and digitally mediated fabrication, guided by recursion and algorithmic generative methodologies. ∂ An attempt will be made to connect various scales of making, in terms of module or unit of assembly, both at the micro-scale of biological structures, and the macro-scale of man-made systems. The goal of this essay is to question the relation between physically crafted component assemblies, as a means for exploring adaptive, complex, self-organizing systems, and bio-computational paradigms as a source of adaptive strategies for making.
keywords Adaptation; Complexity; Craft; Material; Play
series ACADIA
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