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Introduction to Design Computing

Intensive introduction to the disciplines that impact the reciprocity between drawing and making in the digital era, taught through a series of focused exercises. The conceptual basis of each exercise is in the interrogation of the operative principles that lie at the core of each discipline. Topics of methodology covered range from projection to organic modeling. These topics elicit computation techniques posited in reciprocity with their material counterparts—planarity, carving, bending. Each exercise thus tackles a digital process of modeling (CAD) in concert with a physical method of making (CAM). Weekly lectures and pin-ups address the potentials associated with these reciprocities.