Postscript on the Societies of Control -Gilles Deleuze

The transition from Foucault disciplinary societies to Deleuze societies of control. Disciplinary societies: Vast closed environments, each with their own rules. Individual ceaselessly passes through one to the other. Prison serves as an analogical model for the closed system of disciplinary societies. These environments or enclaves are about enclosure and confinement their project is to…

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The Nature and Art of Workmanship

Note from reading: Free workmanship of risk and the regulated workmanship of certainty. Workmanship of risk is practiced in factories and the certainty is in individual studios. David Pye arguing that the diversity or variation that occurred as a result of free workmanship was inherently pleasing. People have different ideas on what is workmanship/craftsmanship. Affair…

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The Craft Reader

Note from reading: Cybernetics: The study of effective messages of control. Cybernetics: Scientific study of humans, animals and machines control and communicate with each other. Understanding how a machine might think was a way of humanising both the machine itself and the economy of which it was a part, and thus remediating the problems wrought…

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Generative Algorithms

The idea of transforming handcraft weaving into a digital realm is really interesting. However, when it comes to the grasshopper part, it is hard to just imagine that in mind. More thought will come after I get to try this in grasshopper. Note from reading: Transferring a material system into digital parametric realm. Loom Weaving…

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The Fundamental Constructions

The article covers thoroughly about the basic structure of weaving and what are the different functionality of it. The opening of the article is really interesting and I think it relates to the essence of our discussion through the course. The structure of a fabric or its weave is as much a determining factor in its…

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The Sympathy of Things

Spuybroek starts with talking about Ruskin’s argument with industrialism and parallels this to his own connection of Gothic to the critique of modernism. While focusing on the concept and historical architecture, Spuybroek approaches it with a digital eye. Even though I am familiar with the Gothic architecture, it was always about the aesthetic part and this…

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