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Agate – Smithsonian Institution Surrealist and Sociologist Roger Caillois was known for his writings on biomimicry, especially within the insect world, pareidolia and lithic scrying. His latter interest provided us with The Writing of Stones, a book in which he unravels the ‘unfathomable graphic madness’ etched onto the rocks contained within the ‘archives of geology’. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a species of rock – in each he channels ever increasingly dense, extravagant, and at times morbid tales from the authorless inscriptions each stone contains. ‘An Agate may shadow forth a tree, a forest, a whole landscape….clouds, lightning, a great sea full of fleeing galleys….Such objects may resemble a mountain or a cave – they reduce space and condense time’ ‘Orbits’ Jasper – from the Writing of Stones

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Multithread 3D printed furniture by Kram/Weisshaar Istanbul Design Biennial 2012: design duo Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram used custom software to adapt and strengthen the branch-like metal joints of this collection of 3D printed furniture, currently on show at the Istanbul Design Biennial (+ movie). The Multithread collection was devised using a software application created by Weisshaar and Kram, which can analyse the forces acting on supports for a slab - in this case a table top or shelf - and automatically alter the shape of the joints to enhance their load-bearing strength. The movie above explains that while standard joints work well for symmetrical loads, an asymmetric load places irregular stresses on the joint. The Multithread process adapts the joint for asymmetric foces, adding support where required by twisting the joint or increasing its mass. Tubes are CNC-cut to length to connect the finished joints before the base is painted to illustrate the forces at work, with yellow denoting areas under most stress.

Scientific Publications Geometric Multi-Covering.R. Strauss, F. Isvoranu, G. Elber CAD / Graphics, 2013 (Proceedings). Large scale double curved glass facades made feasible - The Arena Corinthians West Facade.A. Schiftner, M. Magic Forest - Andrew Carnie & Videos of pond life - Antonio Guillén Microblogged: recent selected tweets from my Twitter stream. Microscopic manoeuvres, Amoebic transformations & Protozoic propulsions.

Links - GENERATIVE GESTALTUNG 2014-04-09VVVValentin: joreg's talk about vvvv50 at Resonate: [Link] 2014-04-09Congratulations! Looks amazing. @mslima: My latest Book of Trees is finally available at bookstores everywhere [Link] 2014-04-06@resonate_io thank you all for a wonderful conference! 2014-02-04Super nice sketches "derived" from the Form chapters of Generative Design: [Link] 2013-12-09Generative data visualization : 4010 Facebook Tree by @onformative [Link] News Archive on TwitterFollow us on TwitterFollow us on Facebook

Chair by Lilian van Daal replaces upholstery with 3D-printed structure Design graduate Lilian van Daal has developed a conceptual chair influenced by plant cells that could be 3D-printed from a single material (+ slideshow). Van Daal's Biomimicry: 3D-printed soft seat is designed as an alternative to conventional upholstered furniture, which requires several different materials and processes to create the frame, padding and covers. "A lot of materials are used in normal furniture production, including several types of foam, and it's very difficult to recycle because everything is glued together," Van Daal told Dezeen. The designer began to look at ways of printing structures that behave differently depending on how material is distributed, enabling some sections to be soft and others to be rigid. "I was testing the flexibility and the stiffness you can get from one material by 3D-printing various structures," said Van Daal.

Scraphic Gortation & Nrores: Some Links to Graphic Notation I've been thinking again about graphic notation / graphic scores, after some recent conversations with brilliant visual poet / wonceptual criter, derek beaulieu. (Check out his fantastic site.) Here are a few links to online resources that are interesting, useful, not-useful but beautiful, beautiful but useful, neither beautiful nor useful, some like a duck in the quintessence, some the notion of feathers only. Pictures of Music (Northwestern University site exploring and discussing graphic notation. All of John Cage's Notations (over 300 pages of diverse kinds of scores by composers) Important and extensive 1969 anthology of notation.

Inorganic Speciation Inorganic Speciation by Iain Maxwell + Dave Pigram (supermanoueuvre) Form is the primary instrument through which architecture engages with the world. It is this firmly held position that motivates supermanoeuvre to develop custom methodologies of formation that allow for the explicit and open-ended negotiation between multiple architectural intentions and the complex milieux within which they will operate. These methodologies are algorithmic in nature, primarily digitally enacted, and extend the capacities of the form-finding tradition within architecture through a decoupling of its processes from the limits of physics, enabling a broader examination of the number and nature of negotiable inputs.

Visualisation of Live Code « Alex McLean I wrote a paper with Dave Griffiths and Nick Collins on the visualisation of live code, exploring ideas around live coding interfaces, accepted for the EVA London 2010 conference in July. A HTML version is below, or see the PDF Preprint. Alex McLean (Goldsmiths), Dave Griffiths (FoAM), Nick Collins (University of Sussex) and Geraint Wiggins (Goldsmiths) Abstract In this paper we outline the issues surrounding live coding which is projected for an audience, and in this context, approaches to code visualisation.

Codes - GENERATIVE GESTALTUNG 2016-03-15RT @bndktgrs: 幸せなコーディング! Launched: Our #GenerativeDesign book has also a 🇯🇵 website now!👍 [Link] Cheers @BugNews! @Proce… 2016-03-05RT @bndktgrs: Our #GenerativeDesign book made it to 🇯🇵 #Japan! [Link] published by BNN @BugNews #veryhapy [Link] 2015-10-08Updated! All code examples of Generative Design should be ready for #Processing3 now!

Graphic Organizers Prepared by Tracey Hall & Nicole Strangman Please visit the AIM Center home page. Introduction One way to help make a curriculum more supportive of students and teachers is to incorporate graphic organizers. Graphic organizers come in many varieties and have been widely researched for their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes for various students. The following five sections present a definition of graphic organizers, a sampling of different types and their applications, a discussion of the research evidence for their effectiveness, useful Web resources, and a list of referenced research articles.

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