DEDICATE at the Glasgow School of Art Graduate Show - a Digital Design and Fabrication experiment
Advanced Digital Design Practices and especially Digital Fabrication initiatives are highly experimental, often expensive, prone to risks and idiosyncratic in the procedures adopted. These characteristics render as difficult the implementation of controlled procedures as the very collaboration between practitioners and researchers, such as for example by having access to their data and observe their procedures.
In fact, despite the strong influence of the opensource culture on many digital architectural manufacturing initiatives, the consistency of procedures or data conservation, accessibility and reuse are often secondary with respect to the physical manifestation of the manufactured product. Though, the adoption of Information Management attentions for Digital Manufacturing are especially important because of key aspects of the CNC production such as processes repetition and data reuse across contexts and machines.
What specific difficulties and drawbacks are especially evident in the longterm management of Digital Fabrication data assets?
Installation of the HWFG pavilion and superimposed render of the entire structure.
I addressed the assessment of the workflows adopted in Digital Fabrication within a collaboration with the Master of Research in Creative Practices of the Glasgow School of Art which took place through assisting a Master student, Gaetano Chianese, in the realisation of his final work. This project resulted an eight cubic meter pavilion composed of EPS sheets shaped with a large format CNC router. For the fabrication of the pavilion, 168 EPS70 sheets (2400 x 1200 x 25 mm) were cut and assembled in modules with vinyl glue in approximately 2 weeks at the MAKLab.
This pavilion gathers together text and performative actions in a reclusive physical environment assigning its visitors both the spectator and active character roles in a play entitled 'Hamlet Waiting for Godot' (HWFG). The QR codes on the surfaces of the pavilion link to multimedia contents hosted on a dedicated website.
'HWFG' is an installation on exhibit from the 14th to 28th September at the Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre. Don't miss it if you are in Glasgow!
The DEDICATE seminar has been a splendid opportunity to discuss the curation and management of Built Environment related data as both a cult...
The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model has reached past March the level of an international published standard, ISO 16739:2013, bu...
Proprietary data formats, undisclosed specifications, partial standardisation, lack of adequate open formats, and the fast obsolescence of h...
Having settled that the variation among competing terms describing the activity of managing digital products is due to more than confusion o...
DEDICATE at the Glasgow School of Art Graduate Show
'HWFG' is an installation on exhibit from the 14th to 28th September at the Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre. This sculptural structure is the result of a Digital Fabrication experiment I conducted together with the GSA MRes student Gaetano Chianese. Don't miss it!
DPC - Preserving Computer Aided Design event in London
On the 26th July, at One Birdcage Walk - London, I will present at the DPC event "Preserving Computer AIded Design" on the Emerging trends in Architecture that are influencing Digital Preservation of CAD files.
Glasgow Digital Humanities Network
DEDICATE is now part of the DH Network of the University of Glasgow and it will be presented at the DH Day on 10th of June.
College of Arts Industry Day 2013
DEDICATE will be presented as case study for the 'Digital' section of the College of Arts Industry Day 2013 on next 31st of May.
"Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects - The DEDICATE Framework in Architectural CAD Courses Design" is the full-paper we will present at the DigCurV 2013 that will take place in Florence, Italy, on 6th and 7th of May.