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Human-Machine Virtuosity Final Show - CFA 214

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us on Wednesday 01 May for the Final Show of the Spring 2019 course Human Machine Virtuosity.

Human Machine Virtuosity Final Show
College of Fine Arts, Room 214
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | 5:30-7:00pm


About Human Machine Virtuosity

Human dexterous skill embodies a wealth of physical understanding which complements computer-based design and machine fabrication. This project-oriented course explores the duality between hand and machine through the practical development of innovative design and fabrication systems. These systems fluidly combine the expressivity and intuition of physical tools with the scalability and precision of the digital realm. Students develop novel hybrid design and production workflows combining analog and digital processes to support the design and fabrication of their chosen projects. Specific skills covered include 3D modeling (CAD), 3D scanning, algorithmic geometric modeling, digital fabrication (additive and subtractive manufacturing), motion capture and computer based sensing, and human-robot interaction design. Areas of interest include architecture, art, and product design.

This course is part of the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology (IDeATe) program at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is an elective offered under the Intelligent Environments and Physical Computing concentrations. The central IDeATe principle is to bring together students from multiple disciplines to develop hybrid skills. Students learn skills from outside their home discipline, but more importantly, develop their abilities to collaborate in diverse groups.