WORKSHOP: Material Matters Workshop in New York City (May 14-16, 2011)

Studio Mode/modeLab announced the upcoming Material Matters Workshop in New York City.

During the weekend of May 14-15/16, 2011, the workshop will focus on parametric design to fabrication strategies and iterative development of prototypes on a 3-Axis CNC Mill.

Material Matters will examine the procedural distinctions between two modes of design production: the first relying primarily on cerebral processing (a conceptual domain isolated from the wildness of matter and energy) and the second motivated by material’s capacity to act as an agent in the discovery of form.

The workshop will operate through a framework of computational, parametric, and fabrication strategies that hinge on the peculiarities of material and the emergent set of knowledge associated with the work of the hand.

Participants will develop multiple instances of parametric prototypes to be represented in digital as well as fabricated output.

The format of the workshop includes daily instructional, design, and fabrication sessions and will be conducted in a fast-paced and hands-on studio environment.

Technical content will be delivered via the plug-ins Grasshopper and Rhinocam for Rhino3D.

Participants will have direct access to digital fabrication equipment including: an industrial CNC 3-axis Mill and CNC High-Force Cutter.

An optional third workshop day is offered to those participants desiring further time to develop and prototype individual projects.