Author Archives: Jen Berry

I think the idea of 3D printers leading to a whole…

I think the idea of 3D printers leading to a whole new way of thinking is very interesting. It would take some time to adjust to design with practically no manufacturing constraints but would come with developing new shapes and processes that we could not even imagine. Speaking of TED lectures, I saw one that featured an architect talking about a process he developed on the computer of folding a cube over and over to create shapes that are extremely intricate and he aimed to use them in a column. He basically gave the program certain constraints and had the computer repeat this "fold" over and over until he created a shape that would be nearly impossible to design or draw by hand. It seemed pretty similar to the idea of "computer augmented thinking."
http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_hansmeyer_building_unimaginable_shapes.html

I think the idea of 3D printers leading to a whole…

I think the idea of 3D printers leading to a whole new way of thinking is very interesting. It would take some time to adjust to design with practically no manufacturing constraints but would come with developing new shapes and processes that we could not even imagine. Speaking of TED lectures, I saw one that featured an architect talking about a process he developed on the computer of folding a cube over and over to create shapes that are extremely intricate and he aimed to use them in a column. He basically gave the program certain constraints and had the computer repeat this "fold" over and over until he created a shape that would be nearly impossible to design or draw by hand. It seemed pretty similar to the idea of "computer augmented thinking."
http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_hansmeyer_building_unimaginable_shapes.html