Exercise 4 - Object as Instruction
Continuing the idea of modularity and methods of aggregation, for this exercise we will be exploring techniques of embedding construction information into our objects.
How do we devise instructions for other people to construct a form? What knowledge can we embed into the material, design or connection of the different modules that suggest a system of assembly? How can the object itself be the document for how it's made? For example, a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle uses an image printed on various modules to provide clues for how it's assembled. Consider "specific" connections and "universal" connections. Consider how ambiguous joints can provide opportunities for emergence forms, and how highly specific joints can dictate the orientation, expansion of the modules. Consider connections that are 3 dimensional.
There should be at least 9 modules that can be arranged, choreographed or situated together. They can be the same, slightly different, or each unique. Use Rhino3D and 3d printing to help plan your pieces.
Materials: printed plastic, wood dowels, Bristol paper, cardboard, tape, NO GLUE.
50% progress and digital model, prototypes due 11/1, at desk review.
Complete project due 8:30am on 11/8.