lunes, 8 de febrero de 2010

SIGraDi 2010: Call for Abstracts

Author Guidelines
The Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics SIGraDi call to participate to the XIV International Congress that will be held between 17th and 19th November 2010 in Bogota, Colombia.
Conference will be hosted by Universidad de los Andes, and will be put together by the Architecture and Design Department along with Engineering and Arts Departments.
Our 2010 main theme is Disruption, Modelation and Construction: Shifting dialogues.
The papers and works can apply to the proposed theme and/or to SIGRADI interest areas that contribute to the knowledge field divided in the following areas and focus on:
  • Design supported by collaborative ambients (CAD-i)
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI or HMHI)
  • Visualization and decision-making
  • Urban interventions
  • New media in heritage conservation
  • Didactics and curriculum
  • Disruption poetics

jueves, 4 de febrero de 2010

Workshops in Advanced Digital Tecnologies

Date/Time: February 13-14, 2010; 10am – 5pm
Cost: $100 students, $200 Professionals
The only constant in the relationship between design and technology is change. As designers we are inundated with new methods for the design, analysis, and fabrication of objects, buildings, and cities. In order to negotiate this dynamic relationship, we need ways to critically retool our design process. FORMATIONS, an annual event at the California College of the Arts, provides a platform for students and professionals in the design disciplines to explore, evaluate, and critique new technologies in an intensely productive atmosphere. FORMATIONS is a collaboration of the three research labs at CCA: MEDIAlab, URBANlab, and ECOlab. Each year the focus of the event evolves to reflect emerging research topics in the fields of architecture, landscape, and urban design in relationship to new media.
FORMATIONS 2010 will explore how emerging digital technologies can be used to engage the complex relationship between form, information and performance. Designers of buildings, landscapes and cities are increasingly searching for new analytic, synthetic, and generative tools that facilitate an integrative design process. FORMATIONS 2010 will investigate both established and experimental approaches to integrating parametric and performative modeling, information technologies, and interactive media. FORMATIONS 2010 will consist of a series of intensive two-day workshops that combine software tutorials with design charettes. The event will conclude with a public presentation and symposium. References