2012 March Digital Crafting, Massana Arts School

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A couple of cool friends-architects-coders are organizing a workshop at Massana Arts School in Barcelona. The subject of the workshop is really attractive and the skills of the tutors is really impressive. Highly recommended: here the details:

He new realm of digital arts and crafts: a cambrian explosion of processes from traditional techniques through digital crafting, at Massana: the best fine arts school of Barcelona.

Venue
Dates: 01.03.2012 to 28.06.2012
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Schedule: 17:00 to 20:30
Place: Escola Massana
C/Hospital, 56 08001 Barcelona
Metro: Liceu

Enrollment

On-line enrollment
934422000
Duration: 105 hours
Credits UAB: 7
Price: 652,5€+100€ enrollement
Pre-enrollment: 20.1-30.1
Enrollment: 9.2-18.2

Teachers
Pep Tornabell
Digital fabrication researcher
Enrique Soriano
Material geometry researcher

Goals
Application of the digital design and fabrication techniques through tools (software) and technologies (hardware) with the goal to provide an introduction of those tools within the creative and executive process of the different design and arts fields.
The course starts from a generic technical and theoretical explanation, focusing on the development of a personal project which will explore the student specific field.

Target
Students and professionals from fields
-technical (Architecture, Engineering)
-artistical (Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Fashion design, Comunication Design, Jewlery)
-Applied arts (Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking )

Strategies
In the new technological paradigm, adapting the new fabrication tools (hardware+software) to the mastership of a subject or field, enables the expansion of possibilities, the control, the complexity and the richness of the generation and fabrication process.

Technologies
Each project will developp the material properties of its research( Paper, wood, metal, leather, felt, ceramic, textiles). It will explore in parallel its numerical control:
Cutter/Engraver (Laser or Mechanic)
Fressadora CNC (Numeric Control)
FDM (Fused Depostion Modeling)
SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

Tools
Generative modelling (Rhinoceros, Grasshopper)
Material Behaviour (Processing)
Mesh refinment (MeshLab)
G-code (Machine programming lenguage)

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