Feb.23, 2012

Objet Ltd., the 3D printers manufacturer announced that it will be hosting a 48 hour workshop for Architecture professors and students at this year's ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of America) 100th Annual Meeting, which will take place March 1-3, in Boston, MA.

Objet will be presenting its advanced 3D printers in this intensive two- day intensive workshop.

The ACSA workshop will allow attendees to hone their digital and prototyping skills to develop breakthrough designs, from concept to 3D model completion, in just 48 hours. Working at the Objet Headquarters and on the MIT campus with a team of expert consultants, each participant will experiment with a range of digital tools to design a project that negotiates the material relationships between the component (part) and the network (whole). Their 3D models will then be showcased at the Boston Park Plaza and formally presented during a Special Focus Session on Friday, 02 March during the 100th ACSA Annual Meeting, and be part of a traveling exhibition that will circulate North America in 2012.

Also presenting at ACSA will be Neri Oxman, Assistant Professor at MIT, who will be describing her work 'Design by Nature' and how Objet Connex multi-material technology helps to bring her complex design concepts to life.

Objet is working in collaboration with MIT, ACSA and ACADIA (the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) to provide architectural faculty and students with numerous opportunities to explore and learn about how digital technologies, in particular 3D printing, can expand the bounds of architectural education and practice.

The registration fee for regular Registration is $400 including the full two-day workshop; students price is $75.

For more information and to register please visit ACADIA or Objet.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 29
8:00am        Buses leave for Objet Headquarters - On Bus Orientation and introduction to the Objet Connex machines
9:30am        Introduction of the project, tour of labs, software downloads and installation as needed
10:00-12:00   Site selection,  Initial Design and Material testing (work with consultation from instructors), Parts cleaning
12:00         Lunch Provided
12:30-6:00    Site development,  Design, testing, and prototyping (work with consultation from instructors), Parts cleaning (additional armature and exhibition generation sent to MIT - Justin Lavallee for fabrication)
6:00-7:00     Dinner Provided
7:00-10:00    Site refinement,  prototyping, Parts cleaning, visualization creation (sent to MIT for plotting and mounting)
10:00         Buses return to the hotel

Thursday, March 1
8:00am        Buses leave for Objet Headquarters
9:00-12:00    Final part installation into synthetic landscapes exhibition; Exhibition development
12:00-1:00    Lunch Provided
1:00-3:00     Visualization and Special Focus Session visualizations development; dismantle exhibition and package for transport to Park Plaza for display in the ACSA Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall.
3:00-4:00     Buses leave Objet Headquarters - participants take projects to Park Plaza for display in the ACSA Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall.
4:00-6:00     Unpack exhibition materials, setup installation for Exhibit
6:00-7:30     Annual Meeting Keynote Panel on Digital Technologies by: Sanford Kwinter. Jeff Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, Katheryn Gustafson, Mark Burry
7:30-9:00     eception in the Exhibit Hall (featuring the final designs by the workshop)

Friday, March 2
2:00-3:30     Synthetic Landscapes Special Focus Session
Special Focus Session to discuss pedagogical implications of the workshop. Panelists include team leaders, workshop attendees and Piet Meijs. Using the Digital Aptitudes workshop hosted by Objet as a critical point of departure, this moderated session will focus on linking the pedagogical to the technological. Short presentations by panelists Kyle Miller, Andy Payne, Gil Akos, Ronnie Parsons, Justin Lavallee, Piet Meijs, and Gregory Luhan will frame the conceptual underpinnings of workshop as part of an embedded, participatory, and replicable art-to-part curriculum developed with Neri Oxman. The presenter's own research into areas including flexible form manufacturing, site malleable construction, building performance, and blended materials research will align the concept-to-completion workshop outcomes as logical extensions of an otherwise technologically-driven and application-based synthetic ecology.

Saturday, March 3
12:00-12:30   Objet Presentation
Lunchtime Objet Presentation by Neri Oxman.

Via Objet


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