Casey Reas demonstrates processing, a programming language he created with Ben Fry which uses plain English and a core set of geometries. He shows various examples using processing and talks about diagramming and the visual representation of data. He shows the diagram for his Ars Electronica, 2004 piece, based on Steven Reich’s composition, Music for 18 Musicians and a data visualization application called “Flight Patterns,”created by Aaron Koblin at UCLA. Please note: The first 44 seconds of this video are damaged and out of focus.
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Takamatsu presents three videos that use moving images, music and computer graphics to convey the spirit of three projects: the Kirin Plaza in Osaka, the Earthtecture Sub-1 underground commercial building in Tokyo, and the Octagon tower proposed for the Shibuya district of Tokyo. After the videos, Takamatsu responds to questions from the audience.
SCI-Arc computer services manager Jerry Wilhelm moderates a panel discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of CAD systems, reviewing the objections most architects have against computers. They also discuss the gap from designing to modeling while working with RUCAPS.
The RUCAPS developer explains new features of RUCAPS including parametric objects. He presents a video, “The Esquisse,” done with RUCAPS 3D visualizations by architect Jeffrey Findlay. He points out that such videos are an excellent way to show projects to clients.
The lecture consists of a live presentation on RUCAPS (Really Universal Computer Aided Production System), a computer aided design (CAD) system for architects. The presentation has two parts, a lecture and a panel discussion. During the lecture a RUCAPS developer presents the software, discussing the possibilities computerized modeling can give to Architectural design. He compares the traditional drafting approach with new modeling approach while showing examples of projects designed in RUCAPS. During the second half, SCI-Arc computer services manager Jerry Wilhelm moderates a panel of three CAD developers, including Ched Reeder, discussing the possibilities and challenges of integrating computers into an architecture office.