Morphogenetic Studio - Rum

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Morphogenetic Studio - Rum

Morphogenetic Studio

Phase 1

15.09.2010-15.10.2010

The first phase is an investigation of principles for versatile parametric or self-organizing spatial systems. They can be

inspired by biological, physical, geometrical or architectural organizational principles, but the main point is to identify

non-uniform systems that are able to create diverse and unpredictable results. Focus should be on bottom-up processes:

how individual shapes, elements, attractors can form complex wholes. Phase 1 is carried out in three shorter

steps: The first step is aimed at the identification and analytical description of relevant systemic principles; the second

step is aimed at producing a physical model that explores these principles, and the third step is aimed at transferring

the experiences of the physical model into a digital model.

Phase 1.1

15.09.2010-21.09.2010

The first step is aimed at identifying and analyzing organizational geometrical or spatial principles that could form the

basis of further studies. We encourage you to look for organizations that are systematic and ordered in non-uniform

ways. By non-uniform we mean systems that are able to create diverse and unpredictable results. A flock of birds or a

school of fish where each animal has independent movements but adjust its speed and directions to the neighbours

could be one example of a non-uniform system, in opposition to an orthogonal grid where each cell is identical to the

next one. The system may be inspired by organizational principles found in biology, physics, geometry, architecture or

something completely different. At this early stage the spatial characteristics are of less importance (plenty of time for

that later). In fact in many cases it might be better to look at 2D principles that might be easier to analyze and describe.

The focus of the analysis should be from a bottom-up perspective. That means how do elements or shapes join to create

larger entities. In order to promote this view we want you to describe the organizational principle with focus on a

single element. How does it relate to other elements? In additional processes where one element is joined to the next

one after the other? Or in processes where several elements relate to each other at the same time (as for instance in

flocking) or in processes that diversify the elements through subdivisions or branching? Is the organizational principle

based on geometry, such as proportions, angles and dimensions? Or perhaps forces, distances or …? We want you to

present your selected principle through a short text and in diagrams that analyse and describe how the principle functions.

The main point of this first step is to identify and describe relations and rules in a clear and diagrammatical way, so it

can form the basis on further investigations in the following steps. There is no point in finding the most complex principle,

if this couldn’t be described diagrammatically.

The chosen principle should be explained in diagrams, through reference images and sketches, using the course indesign

template.

Over the run of the course, each group of students are asked to record the progress of their project in a book, using

the ‘morphogenetic interferences’-layout on the intranet. This template should also be used for all presentations and

reviews. The final book will be a collection of all presentations.


DorphoEene9F InterferenFes Studio

September 2010

week 37 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic Phase 1.1 Seminar Inst I

AocaBon

Studsgade

Seminar space

GymnasBksalen

Descripton

10:00, Welcome

and IntroducBon

self study

09:15 Interference

Seminar

Erik W Petersen Erik

Steffensen Karl Aage

Rasmussen

September 2010

week 38 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

AocaBon

End of Phase 1.1

Presenta9on

Nørreport 15

Basement

Phase 1.2

Descripton Self study self study self study self study

13:00 PresentaBon

15:00 IntroducBon

Phase II

15:00 InsBtue

lecture -­‐ KrisBne

Jensen

September 2010 October 2010

week 39 27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Phase 1.2

Grasshopper

Course

End of Phase 1.2

Presenta9on

AocaBon

Nørreport 15

Basement

Nørreport 15

Basement

Nørreport 17

Basement

Descripton self study self study 9:00 -­‐ 16:00 9:00 -­‐ 16:00 10:00 PresentaBon,

Grasshopper Grasshopper 16:00 IntroducBon

Phase III

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October 2010

week 40 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 t

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic Phase 1.3

AocaBon

Descripton self study self study self study self study self study

October 2010

week 41 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

AocaBon

Phase 1.3

End Phase 1.3

Presenta9on

Nørreport 17

Basement

Descripton self study self study self study self study 10:00 PresentaBon

October 2010

week 42 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Monday Tuesday Saturday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Autumn Break

AocaBon

Descripton

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