Algorithmic Accessories V2.0
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ALGORITHMIC ACCESSORIES V2.0
 
 
DESCRIPTION
ALGORITHMIC ACCESSORIES V2.0 is a workshop that combines algorithmic methods for 3D modeling with the digital fabrication of jewelries. The new emerging technologies in design and prototyping make mass customization of everyday objects more and more attractive. Parametric design is a powerful tool that allows users to become designers, and have some input on the variation of the product they wish to own. This is combined with the advantages of digital fabrication and 3D printing can and does make a revolution in many different areas of design, including fashion, where up till now the buyers have been given a pre-ordered choice only with very little to say when it comes to individual expression. This workshop explores the new customization capabilities of jewelry through the process of parametric design and digital fabrication. The results of this new approach can be not only visually attractive and unique products, but also a whole new design tool set for the individual that can save great amount of time for manufacturers and effort in creating once off and personally emotive pieces. The notion is to move away from the mass production, consumption and waste of the past decades.
 
 
DETAILS
Algorithmic Accessories V2.0 will focus on modeling various iterations of a design parameter suitable for producing bracelets with a PLA 3D printer. The participants will be guided through the writing of parametric definitions with Grasshopper 3D that will create digital models of the accessories which allow for variable inputs for user customization. Assistance will be provided for developing custom definitions that in turn create more advanced script writing skills and understanding of parametric and generative design. The design process runs parallel with explanations and explorations of the fabrication techniques and requirements thereof, and will end finally with a physical representation of the jewelry designs. For the purposes of this workshop, participants will be introduced to parametric modeling tools in Rhino and Grasshopper. The digital models of the jewelry will be optimized and prepared for fabrication, taking into account the advantages disadvantages, possibilities and limitations of this variation of FDM printing. The Fablab will be specially equipped with Witbox PLA 3D printers, available on site for all experimental needs. Visualizations of all outcomes will be created using Keyshot software and will be included in the participant’s final presentations.
 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Introduction to Grasshopper and algorithmic geometry
  • Basics in creating accessories for wear on the human body
  • Creation and customization of complex geometries through parametric modeling and script writing
  • Fabrication tools
  • KeyShot
 
REQUIRED SOFTWARE
Each Participant should provide their own computer with the following software installed. If you do not have a software, trial versions can be found on each software company’s website. We will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins for download. Please have the software installed prior to workshop start. If you have issues installing software, we may be able to help you during the workshop.
  • Rhinoceros
  • Grasshopper   (Plug-ins: Lunchbox, Weaverbird, Mesh+, Mesh Edit, Mesh Tools)
  • Meshmixer
  • CURA
  • Keyshot
  • Adobe Suite
 
LOGISTICS
Algorithmic Accessories V2.0 will expand from 16 – 19 February, 2017.
Daily meetings will take place from 10:00 to 18:00 at Obese Amtshausgasse 49/2, 1050, Vienna.
There will be a final presentation of your work containing renderings and diagrams on 19 February, 2017.
There will be 3D Printers on site to print your designs.
All projects will be published on DesignMorphine’s web page.
All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
For attending the workshop there is no previous software experience required.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!
 

 

TUTORS

Algorithmic Accessories V2.0
Eva Tucek
Austria
 
@ mostlikely fablab – www.mostlikely.at
Art Director & Multimedia Design, independent Jewelry Designer @ Electrodorn – www.electrodorn.com
 
Eva is a graphic designer with a background in jewelry design and manufacture. Her experiences in other fields include advertising and lighting design. After moving to Europe, Eva became one of the founding members of the first CAD-based jewelry design and 3D printing services in Austria and central Europe. After going independent, she started her own accessories label, Electrodorn. She continues to work in the Haute Joaillerie business, utilizing her expertise in the new technological fields to create unusual and exceptional pieces for herself and others.
 
Algorithmic Accessories V2.0
Radul Shiskov
Bulgaria
 
Associate @ DesignMorphine
Associate @ Architecture Construction Association
PhD Student @ UACEG
MArch Interior Design UACEG
 
Radul is currently working on his PhD thesis concerning applications of the parametric design in interior spaces. He has completed with Honors his master’s degree in Architecture in the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, in 2013, Department of Interior Architecture and Design. He has been actively practicing as an architect, designing and realizing various projects such as restaurants, TV studios, office and residential buildings. Since 2014 until present, Radul participated in Design Morphine’s workshop Generative Morphologies V1.0, assisted the workshops Generative Morphologies V2.0 and Intelligent Tectonics V1.0, and tutored the workshops Computations Matters V1.0, Vertical Variables V1.0, and Algorithmic Accessories V1.0 . His project “Evolution of the square” was published and exhibited as part of The City Exhibition 2014 which took place on Blv. Vitosha, Sofia.

 

ASSISTANTS

Algorithmic Accessories V2.0
Alexander Ahmad
Austria
 
Member @ DesignMorphine
Founder @ 2b3d Visuals
 
Alex is currently a student at Tu Vienna finishing up his degree. In the past he has worked for Samsung as a 3D Generalist. Currently Alex runs his founded visualization company, 2b3d Visuals, which is quickly gaining clientele. His interests consist of parametric furniture design, structural optimization techniques, and visualization.  Having such a wide range of interests, he has attended many workshops across varied topics. The workshops consist of Past Forward, Drift Dreams, and Iterative Interpretations held by 3D-Dreaming and Rese arch. He has also attended Visual Machine V1.0 and Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshops held by DesignMorphine. Additionally, he was a tutor for the 3D-Dreaming and Rese arch workshop, Spring Species. The accumulation of these workshops has provided Alex with a huge database of knowledge for varied design software. 
 

Obere Amtshausgasse 49/2, 1050, Vienna, Austria