Responsive Surfaces Summer School
Sapienza University of Rome
via Gianturco 2 (G13 classroom)
via Flaminia 70 (F3 classroom)
Ce.S.M.A. laboratories (M1 classroom)
Responsive Surfaces Summer School aims to provide participants with the theoretical and instrumental skills necessary to deal with the design and construction of responsive surfaces.
The course consists of a series of lectures (lectures), practice exercises (fablab), modelling, interaction, and surfaces design (designlab).
The first part of the course will address the basics of geometric theory required to design kinetic surfaces.
Subsequently, the course will address algorithms and software useful for their digital implementation. The acquired knowledge will allow students to virtually simulate the designed surfaces.
Parallel to the virtual simulation, students will build physical models of kinetic surfaces.
In the final part of the course physical models will be completed with environmental sensors, digital logic and actuation devices. Participants will be able to use, for experimental purposes, the equipment for physical modeling: 3D printers, plotter cutting, thermoforming, and a variety of materials for the construction of physical prototypes.
Tools: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Fusion 360, Cinema 4D and free add-ons that will be communicated at the start of the class
Payment deadline: August 21, 2017