Week 2

AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

(July 19th-23th)

Faculty: Patrick Kochlik, The Product

Overview

Software is omnipresent. Software is Language. With software we can describe processes. With software we can describe intentions in a way that machines can process them.

In this 5-day course we will be exploring some of the manifold potentials and implications of software. We will look at software as a concept for defining processes and visual systems, as a medium for describing interactivity, and as a tool for telling stories.

Over the course of the 5 days we will be working on two exercises. One focuses on the visualisation of a vast but static data-set while the other deals with a continuous, realtime streams of data generated by a sensor device. While working on the exercises the participants will be introduced to a variety of programming concepts.

We will conclude every day with a screening or a discussion on a topic peripherally relevant to Computational Design.

The ‘Processing’ programming environment will be our tool of choice.

Keywords

Interactivity, Process, Systems, Code, Programming, Interaction design, Information Visualisation.

Schedule


Monday
* Introduction to Computational Design
* Introduction to the Tools of Computational Design
* ‘Processing and Beyond’ showing and discussing relevant examples of generative work

Tuesday
* Exercise One ‘The Many, the Precise, and the Narrative’ working with complex, static data-sets
* Screening ‘Advanced Beauty’

Wednesday
* Exercise One ‘The Many, the Precise, and the Narrative’ working with complex, static data-sets
* ‘Is Computational Design Retinal?’ reading and discussing the texts on generative strategies

Thursday
* Exercise Two ‘The Responsive, the Interactive and the Playful’ working with realtime data
* Screening of a lecture by ‘Will Wright and Brian Eno’ and discussion

Friday
* Exercise Two ‘The Responsive, the Interactive and the Playful’ working with realtime data
* Presenting and Discussing final results

Location

CIID Studio