platform exhibition 2009

here are some images from the gsd platform exhibition (sample work from the past year... apparently its not the best and scott cohen was kinda dissapointed in the picks but eh whatever).


Discretized Surface Tessellation

So yeah... Just finished my Projective Geometries project... I tried my hand at scripting and wrote two scripts that created two surfaces, one based on applying the secant method or quad panelization to a diagrid pattern on a doubly curved surface and the other a folded plate method on a doubly curved surface with varying degrees of thickness corresponding to the curvature of the base surface. I failed in getting the two to mesh together and create a seam sort of thing along the edges (think a pita pocket type edge). I did manage to get them to meet at the corners. I need to start with a point array rather than a uv surface next time....


top albums of the decade

so i'm bored waiting for renders... saw a bunch of top albums of the decade so i decided to compile my own list for the heck of it. these aren't like the "bes albums" or "most influential"... just what i've been into consistently:
20. Deerhoof- Milk Man 2004
19. Bane- The Note 2005
18. Modest Mouse- The Moon and Antarctica 2000
17. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002
16. Death from Above 1979 2004
15. Man Man- Six Demon Bag 2006
14. Dillinger Escape Plan- Miss Machine 2001
13. Animal Collective- Here Comes the Indian ?
12. Breather Resist- Charmer 2005
11. The Shins- Oh, Inverted World 2001
10. Modern Life is War- My Love. My Way 2003
9. Daft Punk- Discovery 2001
8. Bright Eyes- Fevers and Mirrors 2000
7. Black Keys- Thickfreakness 2003
6. Aesop Rock - Labor Days 2001
5. Wolf Parade- My Apologies to the Queen Mary
4. Against Me!- Reinventing Axl Rose
3. Lucero- Nobody's Darling 2005
2. At the Drive In- Relationship of Command- 2000
1. mewithoutYou- Catch for Us the Foxes. 2004


Final Review Animation

Here is the final animation for the lock building project... Review went extremely well although I wasn't entirely satisfied with the final form... I had to scale it back dramatically from the mid review because I didn't have control over it... That was the main issue the jury had with the project. According to Mack Scoggin "When you start to lose control over your project, let it." In contrast Diane Lewis said "Understanding when you lose control shows a huge amount of maturity.".... If this was a longer project, i'd def. try to figure out a more complex geometric arrangement and formal analysis based on the logic of the shifting part based lofted surface... The one thing everyone on the review liked was that it was such a dramatic spatial manipulation (ie Spatial form to flat plane).