worksessions in computational design

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Where are all the computational designers in the US?  Every time I find a new, interesting artist in the field, they are almost always in Europe.  Are people in the US really doing less algorithmic work, or are students playing with this stuff more inclined to get a job at some large corporation instead of pursuing their own independent projects?In the spirit of finding out, we will be hosting open worksessions in computational design at sprout in Boston.  This will be a place people can come with projects or ideas they are working to share, collaborate, learn, debug, discuss, and refine.  We welcome people from a wide range disciplines and abilities.  This is a very open-ended endeavor, and I would be happy to see a variety of activities to emerge: impromptu talks, lessons, collaborations, open tools and libraries, shows. We will let you know how the event evolves and please come and help shape it if you have a passion for design and computation.when: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm starting Sept 17where: sprout 339R Summer St Somerville, MA 02144 (near Davis Sq just past the Rosebud diner, building is in the back at the end of the driveway)

One response on “worksessions in computational design

  1. I’d love to be there, but am on the West Coast. I think part of the reason there are so few artists at all (and generative in particular) in the US is that our country doesn’t support us. Core77 recently addressed this issue when reporting on the advent of ‘design clubs’ ( http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/design_club_why_young_american_designers_are_ganging_up_14223.asp ).

    Hopefully events like this will help to encourage young artists/designers to continue to experiment and grow—even if we don’t have access to grants that would literally buy us time.

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