5D- Space Filling Polyhedra

Masterton, Drummond (2010) 5D- Space Filling Polyhedra. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Summary: Future Craft/Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK
Creators: Masterton, Drummond
Abstract / Summary:

This three year practice-based research project investigates automated methods for dividing digital forms in three dimensional space using Computer Aided Software. The author identified current software tools for dividing space, such as Netfabb’s ‘Space Structures’, provide a limited range of mono geometric methods. The author developed his own innovative software based methods to create complex packing solutions based on honeycomb tessellations using multiple polygon forms. The software tests resulted in a series of physical prototypes which were, due to their complexities, fabricated using Rapid Prototyping.

This project was funded by the Scottish Arts Council as part of the major AHRC supported research project, ‘Past, Present & Future Craft Practice’. The author was selected as one of five UK based practitioners who demonstrate the ability to create nationally renowned craft work, articulate their practice and demonstrate innovative methods of practice., The author participated in five research events including three interviews with Dr Louise Valentine, a day workshop, ‘Dialogue in the Making’, at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) facilitated by Professors Tom Inns and Seaton Baxter and a 30 minute public talk and exhibition, ‘Knowledge through Making’, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) presenting the author’s project and findings (2010).

The research project allowed the author to develop knowledge in relation his creative practice and innovate methods for developing digital craft aesthetics. This significant research phase enabled the author to stringently contextualise his creative processes.

Date: 2010
Additional Information: Outcomes from the project were exhibited at an exhibition as part of the symposium ‘Prototype: Craft in the future tense’, DCA, Dundee (2010) and internationally at ‘Past, Present and Future Craft’, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Canada (2011). DJCAD purchased two prototypes from the project for their permanent collection in 2012.
Depositing User: Drummond Masterton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 16:38
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/256

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