We are Collaborating!

Great news! Arushi, Cheryl and I decided to collaborate together. With the collaboration, we get to combine our interest and make our project more refined to use our different skill set. For our first idea draft, we are thinking of using insect as a metaphor and how we reach that point is documented in another…

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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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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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Weaving in Analogue and Digital Code

This week course is really interesting because I get to learn about weaving in both historical crafting way and modern digital platform. Weaving in Grasshopper & Rhino Apart from overwhelming by the logistic thinking behind Grasshopper, what gave me a strong impression of the building process is that we are building pattern within patterns. Just…

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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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