Computational Design Worksession #1

We just completed our first computational design meeting/session/thing, and I will tentatively say it was a success.  I think we are still feeling around for what the focus of these worksessions is going to be, but so far things are progressing.  We had about half a dozen people show up, with a majority either MIT or sprout affiliated.  The event managed to self-select well with people seeming to have a genuine interest in doing work rather than a hesitant curiosity.  There was a lot of introduction of “who are you” or “what is going on here”, which I would like to get away from but I understand that it is necessary for starting something.

We will be meeting again next week on Tuesday and Thursday.  We may change the 6pm-9pm time since most people did not show up until 7pm.  I will ask people who come next Tuesday if they have a preferred time.

The idea of building something collaboratively seemed to appeal, so that is a direction we may go.   I would also like to bring in more computation focused people, since I feel that was a bit lacking.  We are contacting some exciting people, which I will publicize if they are actually coming.  We may also invite guests to give a talk for an hour or so, and then stay after to exchange ideas/do work for an hour or two.

If you are interested, please come to next session, or if you cannot just spread the word.   Also, I think there will be a Processing study group going on at the same time on Tuesdays, so if you are a beginner and would prefer to focus on learning you can come and go to that.

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  1. alison

    Just interested in knowing a bit more about the worksession. I’ve been trying to find you since McCarren Park this summer. Glad I did! Thanks.