October 15, 2010

Book. Code + Form.

I never was sure about the potential of computational designing and the aesthetic of it. Why should we - as designers - leave the fun part of artistic expression to computers? Why not draw, sculpture, model or sketch for your self? “Coding art”, I realised, means something different. It is maybe the attempt to abstract a design problem - “telling” the computer to produce “art” and reveal in that way the logic of aesthetics. Of course, quite profane, it is fun to watch the computer producing stuff.
The book "introduces readers to over 250 significant works and undertakings of the past 60 years in the fields of fine and applied art, architecture, industrial design, digital fabrication, visual cinema, photography, typography, interactive media, gaming, artificial intelligence (AI), artificial life (a-life), and graphic design, including data mapping and visualizations, and all forms of new media and expression."

Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (Design Briefs) (on Amazon)
Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN 9781568989372
7 x 8.5 inches (17.8 x 21.6 cm)
Paperback, 176 pages