CRAFT presents an extensive pedagogy of education with concentration on new design tools and techniques, digital fabrication technologies and related design-research methodologies. While presenting the basic knowledge, CRAFT would try to utilize the theory in application through the realization of ideas in one to one scale projects. In response to the changing parameters of the discipline and to qualify creative designers, CRAFT would try to Computationally Rethink Architecture and Fabrication Technologies.
MEHRAN DAVARI, [DIRECTOR]
MEHRAN DAVARI, [DIRECTOR] is an Architect and writer, studied Master of Emergent Territories at Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). He has taught in various workshops and institutions including Global Summer School of IaaC (Productive City) in Barcelona. He also is co-founder of the Tehran Factory.
RAMTIN TAHERIAN, [ASSISTANT TUTOR]RAMTIN TAHERIAN, [ASSISTANT TUTOR] is an architecture engineering graduate from Tehran University of Art. He worked at a number of multinational design firms, his main interest is rethinking the common ideas about different methods of design in interdisciplinary and experimental contexts.
To be and stay in a surreal painting was all I ever wanted from this project in the beginning. This led me to get the idea of reconstructing paintings by Belgian painter Rene Magritte. Observing and experiencing these paintings in a virtual world pushes the audience one more step away from the “reality” that Magritte imagined in his works.In this presentation I’ll explain in detail the different aspects this project such as idea, design and technicalities. I will also speak about the problems that Copyright laws caused me and the development process, after I published a demo video of the project.
Ali Eslami (born 1991) is a Visual Artist Based in Tehran Iran . He's been Spanning through varied fields in Visual art mostly Focused on 3D environments . He started Self Learning 3D for Architectural Visualizations since 2005 and softly changed his focus to varied fields like Animation , Computer Graphics , Creative Coding , Interactive Prototypes and Data Visualization .He uses his laptop as an "Experimental Lab", where he recently tends to create Real-time 3d prototypes to visualize his Innovative Ideas.
Let's Think Generative
Creating Complex Geometry is the main idea of this presentation which is illustrated in some small projects .This geometry is designed with generative algorithms inspired from nature or routine events around us .
Ali Reza Memarian
-BA in Architectural Engineering [2007—2012] Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) – Tehran
-D3 Housing Tomorrow - Special Mention, Directors’ Choice: Swarm Housing (Exhibited in Houston University, Sep.2014) (Published in Arch Daily)
-FYDA (Fenn Young Designers Awards). A New learning Environment: Honorable Mention Cybernetics and The evolution of complex adaptive library
-TADAEX 04 ( Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition ) Lotus Flower - An interactive installation exhibited at SAM Center
Self-reference as an artistic creation mechanism
This presentation examines the role of self-reference as a trans-disciplinary concept and its connection with feedback loops. We are focusing in artistic domain and we develop a link between the ideas of cybernetics and experiments with image and sound. In this presentation i present theoretical and applied examples concerning the simplicity and the complexity of self-reference. In this context, i show how we can use this abstract concept in order to create an artistic experience, the Ouroboros : “Self Reference Apparatus” by feeding back cerebral electroencephalography signals from a brain to computer interface into the audiovisual perception system of a subject with a virtual reality interface.
John Bardakos is an artist, technologist, director and researcher. John was born in Athens, Greece in 1976. After studying Mathematics and Art he got involved in animation production for film and commercial projects. He is currently involved in academic research in Fine Arts, Mathematics and Virtual Reality.johnbardakos.com