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July 15, 2013

Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design


Expressive Movement in Architecture and Design

This workshop will explore the expressive possibilities of recognizing and using motion to build more "intuitive" systems in domains such as architecture, public art and industrial design. Workshop participants interested in modern-day applications of motion studies and social factors examine the current state of the art in sensing and actuation technologies that detect and perform motion, applying this knowledge to working prototype designs. This is useful in designing automated windows or doors, or reactive public displays. Participants will be given tutorials in basic computation, electronic, micro-controller, sensor and actuation technologies. Workshop exercises include the construction of simple automata, design of public-scale reactive displays, and improvisational video prototyping. This workshop will be led by Wendy Ju, the program coordinator for the Cal Design Lab.

The 2013 Cal Design Lab will also include the following workshops: Robotic Prototypes in Architecture (July 22-26), Frontiers in Desktop Fabrication (July 29-August 2), and Gestural and Natural User Interfaces (August 5-9). Each one-week workshop is designed by an expert in the topic domain that is pushing the boundaries of making, and features a combination of informational lectures, structured hands-on learning activities and self-directed open-ended experimentation. For more info, please visit: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-futures-workshop-series/.



College of Environmental Design
Wurster Hall Rm 494 UC Berkeley
94720 Berkeley, California
United States


July 15, 2013


Erica Mohar


(510) 643-1188

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