AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 2

MS-CORE





DATASCAPE 2

MATTIA SANTI and FRANCESCA SILVI
Wednesdays, 2pm -5pm, Room TBC in Term 2

Contemporary spaces extend beyond physical reality through layers of virtual relations. Data interpretation is one of the most contemporary challenges within many fields and requires the capability of revealing patterns inside complex data. Designing through data allows to read understand and shape the new information driven society. Starting from the fundamentals of programming, the students will develop digital installations in Processing alongside using digital platforms such as Rhino and Grasshopper. Students will use their creativity to design a digital artwork that represents their interpretation of a data set, that can be related to their unit studies or their own specific interest, related to human behavior, architecture and environment. The workflow will engage students with the use of computational tools to express their ideas, understanding, interpreting, designing and visualizing patterns inside data.

No previous experience in Processing is required.

dataidedesign.com



Course Outline

Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Design through data key studies
Presentation of the research topics and workflow
Introduction to Processing

Session 2: FUNDAMENTALS
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Programming fundamentals
Data sets and exchange with Rhino/Grasshopper
Processing libraries

Session 3: DATA INTERPRETATION
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Interpretation of data to build a narrative
Coding design intents

Session 4: PATTERN VISUALIZATION
Wednesday 31st January 2018
Mapping data and visualization strategies
Interface design for user interaction

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Support on coding and design review

Session 6: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Support on coding and design review

Session 7: CONCLUSIONS
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Project finalization and presentation strategies

Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 7th March 2018
Presentation and final review of design proposals



Submission Requirements:
- Bound submission documenting the work produced (including summary of work, references, catalogues and design outputs)
- A3 Boards for the presentation
- Video