CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

id acadia10_299
authors Russo, Rhett
year 2010
title Information as Material: Data Processing and Digital Fabrication Technologies
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 299-304
summary This paper will examine the recent transformations to architectural drawing that are occurring in the presence :abstract of information based drawing procedures and their potential for new fabrication methods. The mathematical organization of information has resulted in a more systemic, intricate, and variable approach toward making things— characteristics that have historically been associated with manual forms of craft. The shift from a geometric to an information based paradigm is allowing a wide range of industries to more easily converge. Consequently, a much broader range of interdisciplinary fabrication processes are now available to architects and designers. This confluence of numerical based machinery in other fields is providing new possibilities for architects to visualize data using a broader range of materials and techniques.
keywords digital embroidery, information cascade, digital craft, fabrication, drawing, Processing
series ACADIA
type normal paper
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