The analogy between technology and nature brought us “a particular production of nature” (Haraway 1992), whereby the natural and the artificial intertwine and merge. Thanks to recent computer-controlled manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC routing, the duo Nervous-System combines computer graphics, mathematics, and digital fabrication to explore a new paradigm of product design and manufacture. Instead of designing objects, they craft computational systems that result in a myriad of distinct creations.
April’s ArtScisalon will feature Stephen Morris joining Nervous-Systems in explaining the physics of pattern formation and their role as inspiring principles and mathematical models for the creation of new abstract and imaginative design.
Join us to welcome
Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, a.k.a. Nervous System
Stephen Morris, Professor of Physics, University of Toronto
When:Friday, April 10
Where: The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, they create computer simulations to generate designs and use digital fabrication to realize products.
Stephen Morris is J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics at the University of Toronto. He specializes in doing experiments with emergent nonlinear patterns in fluids, granular materials and geomorphological systems