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FLOW workshop

+Computation/Multi-media and Art Workshop



Date: 18 – 21 and 27 – 28 August, 2016

Venue: National Taiwan University of Science , Taipei, Taiwan

Tutor : Jeroen van Ameijde (NL/UK) +Luis Rodil-Fernández (SPN/NL)

* This workshop only opens to the participants who register full or D course





Course Introdution

The workshop will be dedicated to exploring techniques to capture, analyze, deconstruct and reconstruct body movements using it as a fundamental material. We will be using sensors, video analysis and photography as the building blocks and develop these techniques as our design tools. Understanding how bodies flow through cities will help you leverage this idiosyncratic view and bring greater dynamism to your designs as well as a deeper understanding of how people actually use and move around and inside the things you create. As introduction to the second phase of the workshop, we will go through a first process of translating the captured data into a temporary installation within the site, using light as our basic construction material. This process projects a first creative translation of flow into the space, allowing us to test and evaluate the results and their effects at 1:1 scale. Using cutting edge generative design techniques, this process offers a first introduction into data translation techniques and rule-based computational design in Rhino/Grasshopper and Maya.




Day #1 (18 AUG)

10:00 – introductions and work show+tell

11:00 – short lecture on movement + design brief

13:00 – preparing our toolkit

16:00 – freerunning demonstration + initiation

19:00 (when dark) – group walk around the site


Day #2 (19 AUG)

10:00 –  site mapping

12:00 – definition of paths on the site

14:00 – analysis of paths created in the morning

19:00 (when dark) – movement around the paths


Day #3 (20 AUG)

10:00 – intro to 3D scanner

12:00 – scanning paths

14:00 – processing of point clouds and translation into preliminary ‘installation’

17:00 – rendering on-site


Day #4 (21 AUG)

10:00 – discussion: representing movement and engaging visitors

11:00 – growth over time through iterative testing and development

16:00 – presentation of projects