PLEXUS 9 _ 28th OF NOVEMBER 2013

“UN-REAL”

 

Speakers:

Evan Boehm

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“Evan Boehm is an award winning director and a coder who utilizes technology to express his thoughts and ideas because he can’t draw. With a background in computer engineering and 3D graphics, his work ranges from animated films to open source music videos to interactive web films to digital installations, always expressing his interest in narrative structures and character interaction. His goal is to always tell a story in a new, fantastic way.

For the last few years his work has concentrated more and more on generative and procedural film making. His most noteworthy output from this strand, the interactive film The Carp and the Seagull, has been screened internationally at festivals winning multiple awards.”

 

Mike Tucker / Universal Everything

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Mike Tucker is the Interactive Director at Universal Everything, which works at the crossover between art and design, with commissions from 3D printing to video walls.

Having graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and more recently Goldsmiths University studying advanced interactive design, Mike worked for world renown creative agencies such as Big Spaceship, Syrup Nyc, Hugo & Marie,  Hi-ReS!, and Wieden + Kennedy in London. He worked on projects for clients like Honda, Hyundai, The Economist, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Issey Miyake, Nike and many others.

Universal Everything’s works have shown in galleries including the V&A Museum-London, MOMA-New York and Framed-Tokyo. In Spring 2011, Paris digital art museum La Gaite Lyrique staged a major exhibition of 12 new digital artworks, Super-Computer-Romantics. In 2013, they presented the exhibit Universal Everything & You at the Science Museum, London.

Motivated by the pursuit of the new, research and development is central – leading to self initiated works alongside projects for brands, galleries collectors and consumers. Universal Everything works with visionary people – from bands to CEOs who make ambitious, pioneering things. Together they develop projects that form surprising, shareable ideas never seen before.

 

Mostafa El-Sayed / AA-Zaha Hadid Architects

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Mostafa El-Sayed is currently working as a member of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects, London & as a course tutor in the Design Research Lab (DRL) at the Architectural Association. He is a graduate of the AA and the American University of Sharjah. He has taught and presented work at various events, workshops & institutions both in London and internationally.

 

Thibault Schwartz / Bartlett-HAL

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Thibault Schwartz is a young architect based in Paris and London. He explores the evolution of architectural design practices in relation to generative algorithms and automated fabrication processes. Working in close collaboration with EZCT Architecture & Design Research, he is currently developing several hardware and software tools for robot-assisted construction and design. The “HAL |Robot Programming & Control” plugin for multi-robot programming via Grasshopper is part of these tools. Paying particular attention to the development of industrial manufacturing strategies applied to architectural projects, he is attached to a systematic prototyping exercise aiming to complete and evaluate digital experiments.

As a teacher, he has been sharing the knowledge gained from these experiments in international events such as Advances in Architectural Geometry and Rob|Arch, and in several European schools of architecture and design such as TU Wien (Wien), the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (Paris), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (Paris), the Institut für Experimentelle Architektur (Innsbruck), die Angewandte (Wien), and the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture (London) where he currently is co-tutor with Philippe Morel of the Research Cluster 5, and the Robot & Production Coordinator of the Graduate Architectural Design program.

Since November 2013, he is a PhD candidate at the Geometry Structure Architecture laboratory of the ENSA Paris-Malaquais (Paris), under the direction of Robert Le Roy (Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech, ENSAPM) and Olivier Baverel (Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech, ENSAG). This undergoing research is focusing on the “architectural potential of Ultra-High Strength Fiber-Reinfocrced Concrete leightweight structures”, with a specific interest on the environmental impact and the industrial fabrication processes related to these structures.

 

Vicente Soler / Visose

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Vicente Soler graduated in Architecture from the European University of Madrid. He works and consults as a specialist in digital generative design modelling. He has worked with several offices, including Amid(cero9), participating in multiple internationally recognized projects. He has been a guest speaker on lectures at the University of San Sebastian, San Pablo CEU University and at the COAMU (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Murcia). Since 2009 he runs a digital workshop that is part of the DIP 5 unit course at the AA School of Architecture. He was a teacher at the KIMU workshop at the University of San Sebastian and has been teaching the Grasshopper software at several academies and offices. He is the co-founder of the Spaceoid academy in Madrid that specializes in software for architectural design.

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