Autonomatic


Justin Marshall

project_AutoMAKE

Visit www.automake.co.uk for full project description and opportunity to create your own unique designs online.

Aims
The aims of this project are to investigate the potentials of using a generative system to facilitate the design of unique one-off works by both an established maker and by ‘consumers’. In addition to investigate the use of a range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies, along with CNC equipment, as a means of physically manifesting these newly generated forms.

Project
This project, running between 2006 and 2008, is about combining computer based generative systems with craft knowledge and digital production technologies to create a new way of designing and making works which challenges the boundaries between maker and consumer, craft and industrial production.

This research project involves the development of a digital generative system for the creation of one off craft/design works based on randomly generated 3D matrixes. It is intended that this system is to be used by both the maker/researcher involved in the project to develop new work, but most significantly, by consumers who will then become ‘co-creators’ of their own craft/design works. To this end a software with a user friendly interface  is being designed to facilitate the creation of new works by users with no previous experience of CAD. The data produced by this new software will then be used to directly control a range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies, and CNC machinery, which will physically produce the new designs in a range of materials and scales.

This collaborative project is being undertaken by Justin Marshall from University College Falmouth’s and Paul Atkinson and Dr Ertu Unver from University of Huddersfield’s School of Art and Design. It employs a concept developed within the ‘FutureFactories’ project undertaken at University of Huddersfield between 2000-2004.

Outcomes
The results of this project are being exhibited and presented at a number of venues, including:

  • Generative Art international conference, Milan, Italy,12-14th December 2007, (see news section for update)
  • The Hub, National centre for craft and design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Spring 2008, (see news section for update)

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Bridging Art & Technology
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Research Papers: Craft and Technology
Research papers: AutoMAKE: Generative Craft
Research Papers: Coded Ornament
www.automake.co.uk
www.justinmarshall.co.uk

team

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