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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From Folding to Adaptation

I was really inspired by the possibilities of applying folding into different fields of profession. We can take nature as a big picture and explore how life folds and unfold. I was talking with Cheryl during the class and think of how we can combine graphic design with the folding. Last semester, during one of…

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Fold, Fold, Fold!

This week is about folding and origami, however, it is different from the figurative origami I know before. David started by talking about different categories in origami. Figurative: Folding out shape and creature. David mentioned that there were bug wars of folding during the 1990s. This reminds me of an Instagram account of an artist…

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Genetic Weaving of the ATUGC

During the class, we were looking at Anni Albers’ pattern sketches and it really amazed me. I am especially attracted by how systematic or modular form can then produce infinity. The simple 0/1 or up/down binary language is translated into patterns. All these notes from the weaver make me think of how people communicate before internet…

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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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