Systemic & Generative Visual Investigations (CS4160.01)

Andrew Cencini; Guy Snover

What is possible when the work of art is a computational system and the means of production are robotic? This advanced computation course will lead students from abstract computational structures to physical two and three dimensional forms. The conceptual artist Sol Lewitt stated, “The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System.” Our platform will be to drive the NURBS modeling software Rhino using Python. Automating Rhino through Python is new, but well documented. Our research will add to the field and be made public. We will conduct a series of framed exercises with 2D and 3D digital outputs including CNC drawing, laser cutting, 3D printing, and digital projection. Students are expected to creatively respond to project conditions and undertake self-directed research to realize their artistic goals.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor(s).
Credits: 4
T 8:20am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Computing, Sculpture, Andrew Cencini, Guy Snover.