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[fab_lab]_SCAD: AuthorShape November 2, 2009

Posted by afsart in artwork.

[fab_lab]_SCAD: AuthorShape, originally uploaded by afsart.

Enlisting the help of photography majors, each member of Fab.Lab.SCAD was instructed to “paint” a fluid form using a light source in front of the open shutter of a digital camera, beginning and ending in the same position so as to ensure continuous author-shapes were created. The digital photos were randomized and presented to the group, where each member was then asked to pick a shape. Each photo was placed in Abobe Illustrator and live-traced, producing vectors that could be exported into Rhinoceros. These author-shapes were arranged in a random vertical sequence, removing individual identification and any resulting sense of hierarchy within the group. Using a loft command a seamless surface was created through a series of continuous curves between each author-shape. The resulting form derived from unity and balance represents the individual role in collective collaboration: the column.


1. Harry - November 10, 2009

Professor, this post was other worldly. I hope that this blog is not digressing into a “for art students and professionals only” site?

Although I experienced an unfocused curiosity, which was driven by a desire to actually understand what I was looking at, after careful examination and reading the project description, I ended up hopelessly LOST!

Break it down for a brotha!

Yours, Help me Harry!

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