Toward Computational Play

Last fall, I presented a summary of my thesis work at the ACADIA 2017: Disciplines and Disruptions conference held at MIT. It was an exciting entry into the publishing/conference world, and the condensed format of the paper supplies me with a nice, concise version of my thesis. I’ve converted it into a blog post, sansContinue reading “Toward Computational Play”

Virtual Medium: A History

medium (n): 1580s, “a middle ground, quality, or degree,” from Latin medium “the middle, midst, center; interval,” noun use of neuter of adjective medius (see medial (adj.)). Meaning “intermediate agency, channel of communication” is from c. 1600. – I continually find  myself returning to this word. At the risk of oversimplifying things, I’d like to posit the theory that designContinue reading “Virtual Medium: A History”

modus studio

Despite my best intentions, my adherence to any kind of blogging “schedule” has quite handily gone out the window. What can I say – it’s been a busy few weeks, and I’m happy to say that it has been busy in all of the best ways. As mentioned earlier, I finished up my degree atContinue reading “modus studio”

Science and Style

Modern thinking tends to draw a divide between the role of the scientist and the role of the designer. Artist versus mathematician, architect versus engineer – the two are often considered incongruous at best. This alienation has not always been the case, however; in fact, science has played a significant role in architectural design fromContinue reading “Science and Style”