“Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design” book launch and panel

23 janvier 2024

From the McGill Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture :

“Co-authored and co-edited by Daniel Cardoso Llach (Carnegie Mellon University) and Theodora Vardouli (McGill University)

_ Book display & Reading Room

5-8PM MDHAR 101

_ Panel “The Computational Image”

6-7PM MDHAR G-10

  • Sofian Audry (Université du Québec à Montréal, Hexagram)
  • Rafico Ruiz (Canadian Center for Architecture)
  • Molly Wright Steenson (American Swedish Institute)
  • Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli

_ Reception


Note : the CCA Bookstore will have a pop-up stand from 5-8pm.

Book synopsis

During the three decades following the Second World War, and before the advent of the personal computer, government investment in university research in North America and the UK funded multidisciplinary projects to investigate the use of computers for manufacturing and design. Documenting the eponymous curatorial project, Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design explores this period of remarkable inventiveness and traces its repercussions on architecture and other creative fields through the work of computational architects, designers, and artists working today.

Alongside a compelling visual archive showcasing hundreds of unpublished or lesser-known computational images, drawings, films, and software, the book features essays by architecture, media, and science and technology scholars offering close readings of specific images, as well as conversations and interviews with historical protagonists and contemporary practitioners. Together, these materials illuminate in unprecedented detail the confluence of technical innovations in software, geometry, and hardware with a fledging technological imaginary of design and creativity, tracing the emergence — and reimagining the potentials — of a vibrant field of interdisciplinary research and practice.”

Source : David Krawitz | Administrative Officer | Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture | McGill

Publié le 12 janvier 2024