As our physical and virtual worlds blur, an understanding of digital fabrication informed by materiality, tactility, human scale, and spatial affect become increasingly important. This course provides the techniques, technology, and discourse to understand common methods in contemporary digital fabrication. Three methodologies will be investigated; sectioning, folding, and contouring. Constraints of digital fabrication technology and equipment offers the potential to work at a human scale, constructing spatial elements that easily relate to the body. The first half of the semester will give students a foundational exploration of these techniques through brief, small scale tectonic studies. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to a large scale final project, using one or more of the four methods to construct a spatial installation, object, etc. Software will be primarily Rhino, with some AutoCAD, Illustrator, and Grasshopper.
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