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mercoledì 25 gennaio 2012

ToRhino Grasshopper workshops - February 2012

I was invited by Cesare Griffa, authorized rhino trainer of the new ToRhino center, to teach at two Grasshopper workshops that will be held in February in Turin.

Link to "ToRhino training" post

martedì 24 gennaio 2012

NEWS 069

n-fold geometry - Ulugh Beg Madrasa
Geometry Gym - Nurbs To Structural Analysis Profile
pyc/weblog - graphical relationship script sequencer on #Sketchup: current progress
Complex Geometry in Architecture - Hanging Chain Simulaiton Tool
Theoremas - Black Narcissus Fabrication
Robots in Architecture - KUKA|prc update
DesignEmergente - Complex System based on particle behaviour
Design reform - 3ds Max - MAXScript Listener
DigitalCrafting - Videos of DigitalCrafting Symposium 2 online
Digital[Sub]stance - Façade Porosity Adaptive to Sun Path Grasshopper Definition
urban future organization - permutations – vb script
Make a Hybrid - Pheromone agent strategies
Kruysman-Proto - EoAT_Paint
I Eat Bugs For Breakfast - Multiple Local Optima
Generative Design - The long standing layout problem
Geometricmind - Simple Typography Design Using Grasshopper
Smart Art - Digital Fabrication: Parallel Pleated Origami Arch
Un Didi - Algorithmic Abuse
Digital Morphogenesis - Of the year – 2011
Architecture In Combination - Ghosts On Top Of My Head
CompDesGrp.org - Architect and Mathematician: Designing the Dialogue
Design Reform - 3-1 Intro to Lists
ianCode - Adaptive Components in Dynamo
LMNts - Grasshopper Canvas with Kinect Interaction: Part 2
LMNts - Grasshopper Canvas with Kinect Interaction: Part 3
a-ngine - [DataViz] - Piechart2Val
Volatile Prototypes - Simple Deformable Systems in Processing
Reza Ali - Generative Typography Experiments
NeoArchic - Lilypod
The Proving Ground - Slingshot! v0.82 Update Available
The Proving Ground - Slingshot! Documentation and Tutorials WIP
MOB-ILITY - Grid: Augmented Reality Gaming
Christopher Whitelaw - Fab Demo : Isocurve Texture
Complexitys - PARTICIPATORY SENSING 1/4 – the data-citizen driven city
Digital[Sub]stance - Kagome VB.Net | New Grasshopper User Object
plethora-project - updates
spatial slur - StreamSurf
Hybrid BioStructures - Design Development/ Analysis of Emergent Form
IanCode - Let the Sun Shine
Association for Robots in Architecture - HAL V0.02 Update
The Proving Ground - The Proving Ground Wiki and Program Lab
Design ReForm - many posts

venerdì 13 gennaio 2012

#FollowYear (my follow friday for 2012)

Everyone is on the web trying to satisfy his curiousity, interests and needs, trying to increase his passions on certain arguments. Good links are like blood oxygen to our minds, a good link is like a brain stimuli that pushes further our consciousness and knowledge about us and the world around us. So I want to thank you who, during the 2011, made great my time with so many interesting links and thoughts. I know that everyone is different but I want to suggest to my friends to follow them. If links are oxygen, the people who shared information are node through which we can find more oxygen, then others interesting people and improve ourself.

I start my list with Wildcat2030 and Amira Skomorowska. I stumbled into those 2 guys in the first part of 2011 and actually are respectively my unaware mentor and muse. Probably if during this past year I shifted so much my attention from architectural stuff to a more wide range of interests is due to their links and posts. To read their articles is always a pleasure both for eyes and mind (at least for mine).
I want to suggest, especially if you are architects (but not only) to follow the facebook page of Karl Chu. Each of its post is a sort of "paper", an extremely interesting journey into architectural development and future, and also the quality of the replies, usually, are great as people that are replying.
I think that Rachel Armstrong is pursuing one of the most interesting and exciting architectural research (and not only) I saw in this last years. She is a consistent presence on my network and I want to thanks her because, despite her incredible full time work, she finds always the time to comment posts (also mine) writing interesting and useful replies. Her energy is incredible and she is involved in so many activities that I can't summarize all.
I suggest to you obviously to follow the social networks of Kevin Kelly and Sir Ken Robinson. Any comment about them is unuseful and if by chance you don't know who they are ... great ... I'll let you discover their work through their blogs and websites.
Another person I really enjoy reading his posts is Esko Kilpi. His understanding of the value of connections, power of network and social interactions into business field is incredible.
I want also say thank you to Venessa Miemis. She is an incredible blogger and network catalyzer. I really enjoy every posts she did and most of its posted links. She is in my mind, together with Rodrigo Medina (that I suggest also to follow) the icon of the new generation minds, able to capture the flowing energies and potentials and transform all this into high-value real things.
Vitorino Ramos, a very sharp mind & researcher, is another keypoint in my network. I like so much his posts and irony to describe this complex world in its different facets and aspects.
I include in this post also some brothers in arms. Francesco Cingolani, Domenico di Siena and Massimo Menichinelli are italian digi-friends with which I share a lot of interests, visions and probably utopia. But they are also ambassadors of the "brain drain" so well known in Italy. I really like their works and their way to be innovative to use, or better, to utilize the network potential, envisioning the open-architecture of tomorrow.
I can describe the moment I saw for the first time the Edward Harran TED lecture at TEDxBrisbane 2011. For the first time I hear someone describe how I feel sometimes myself into the real/digital world. Actually for me Knowmad idea is really an inspiration and in 2012 I'll try, modestly, to be (I hope) an applicant knowmad.
Another great guy is Jason Silva. I strongly I recommend you to watch all his videos! I really like his ability to transmit and combine easily ideas about complexity, future, innovation, singularity and more with a so strong passion and enthusiasm.
Andrea Kuszewski, science writer, researcher and artist deserves really to be followed also.
In the last months of 2011 have entered in my network also other interesting people as Marianna Limas, Peta Bush, Guido Maciocci, Miquel Lloveras ... so I'm sure they will make great my 2012.
I can't forget my "travel mates" Alessio Erioli and Monika Wittig ... no words can describe how much they are teaching-inspiring me everyday and I'm so lucky to work with them.

We are shaped by the others ... so choose your great ones !
thus for the starting 2012 year ... I wish you a GOOD NETWORK !!!


giovedì 12 gennaio 2012

BOULDER FOOTPRINTS - data mining & milling workshop

LaN director Monika Wittig invites me to be teaching partner for the "Boulder Footprints" workshop , first workshop of 2012 focus 'LIVING FORCES.

Link to "Boulder Footprints" post on LaN website

giovedì 5 gennaio 2012

Lalvani Studio - Sculpture, Architecture, Design, Morphogenomics

Link to "Lalvani Studio" website


"Esperant.0 is a beta software plug-in developed by Brandon Kruysman that bridges the gap between industrial robotics and designers. Esperant.0 uses Maya’s embedded features regarding kinematics and skeletons, and uses this as a technique to redefine how designers control the motion of industrial robot arms."

Link to "Esperant.0" website

Call for phd scholarship at CITA

CITA is offering a PhD scholarship in “Complex Modelling”. The deadline for applications for the 3 year fully funded PhD is at 1. February 2012.

More infos here
Via Digital Crafting

lunedì 2 gennaio 2012

'DigitAG& 2011' e-book

All the DigitAG& 2011 posts and links are collected in a new pdf e-book.
I hope it can be useful.

Link to the 'DigitAG& 2011' pdf