Quantified Self and Fabrication

Instructor: Joëlle Bitton, DDes & Kevin Hinz, MArch
Max Enrollment: 10
Date/Time: Jan 14 – 16 / 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Gund 112
We produce increasing quantities of data in our daily activities, text messages, email, exercise data loggers, commute records, each could be opportunities for data-driven design and digital fabrication, a characteristic connection. We investigate in this course whether this set of data can have real effect on the physical reality of our lives. Have you ever thought of making a chair using a text message? How can your email exchanges shape the lamp in your bedroom?
The 3-day course that will look at modes of creativity using data for fabrication and inform processes for collecting the data, manipulating it and structuring it.
 Join a practical session discussing the relationship between the machine, material, data and design.
Class hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with afternoon homework assignments.
Prior GSD shop training required for access to fabrication machines. Basic coding experience notably in Processing or Grasshopper will be helpful. Physical representations of final projects are encouraged.
$0-100 ranging from graphic representation of work -to- fabrication materials (laser cutting, milling, 3D printing, etc).