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Neuro-technologies

within the Technologies class we visited the amazing space opposite the LABA space, where scientists investigate the features of the human mind and consciousness by special devices, including software of mobile phones.
   
The picture demonstrates my level of mindfulness and concentration, which is evidently about 0. It’s pretty funny, because if you strain, the level grows noticeably and you can `blow up the barrel` (like in a computer game). Being a cheerful and tired nature, it was hard for me
   

Thus, wearables are being designed to improve not just physical health but mental well-being as well. Meditation apps in tandem with consumer EEGs like InteraXon’s Muse  aim to help users build concentration and self-regulation skills. Even general-purpose fitness wearables are starting to include mental health and training applications. Jawbone (through its subsidiary BodyMedia) has secured patents that consider physiological and contextual factors. These are also systems that focus on improving learning and skill acquisition across the extended workforce through online interactive platforms and cognitive simulation models. Human capital-intensive organizations such as AT&T and Accenture, and start-ups such as Applied Cognitive Engineering, are developing multiple applications in the area, and securing relevant intellectual property rights.

Thanks Ivan Mitrofanov for oportunity of amazing space visiting )

Rhino classes

 

Equipment | software

Rhino, Grasshopper Plugins – Ladybug, kangaroo, etc.  

Classes goal 

We started to explore the possibilities of Rhino software and Grasshopper in order to create more optimized solutions – perform calculations of shadows, shapes for a particular place. The Evolutionary Computing term is widely known, more related to the programmers tool. The applications out there that apply evolutionary logic are either aimed at solving specific problems, or they are generic libraries that allow other programmers to piggyback along. The final goal was to optimize the Self-sufficient block design model.     The various exercises were during the training period: Solar analysis: A large portion of a building’s performance has to do with how it behaves in relation to its environment, and one of the most important aspects of this environment is the sun. Thus, the way in which a building interacts with the sun, and what this interaction means for how the building performs and the way in which the building is experienced is often of primary concern for the architect, particularly in the early stages of massing and conceptual design. Thus, There are shadow study, which evaluates the extent to which a new building casts shadow on its surrounding area insolation analysis, which evaluates the degree to which a building’s surfaces (for example its facade) absorb the incoming thermal energy of the sun Both of these analyses are very useful in the schematic design process because they can have a big influence on the way the building’s form develops. Likewise, we can use these same metrics within the generative design process to automatically ‘evolve’ building forms that perform better in relation to the sun. Luckily, both of these analyses can also be quite easily done in Grasshopper. Let’s see how we can compute these measures by using a simple example of a building with a variable form and an adjacent park. Galapagos: Galapagos will provide a generic platform for the application of Evolutionary Algorithms to be used on a wide variety of problems by non-programmers. Galapagos is available in the current Grasshopper build. For more information on the concept behind Galapagos, please go the Evolutionary Principles applied to Problem Solving article. Responsive Environmental Facade with Ladybug and SkinDesigner: Final model optimization (attempts): Final model optimization (steps of form making): Personal Rhino modeling:
 
 
But the first steps in Rhino were `funny`:
 

3d builder milling | CNC milling class

Equipment | software

3d builder, Photoshop 
 
Task
Firstly, It was necessary to cut out a relief tile by 10 * 10 (as an example – Barcelona’s diverse tiles)
But this stage is development of the tile in bigger scale but by thw same software
 
Process of preparation

The topographical relief of the terrain was chosen to turn it into a kind of biomorphic surface, similar to both natural landscape and biomimetic structures. A raster image with lines was taken, then painted in Photoshop with white-black polygons, where black is the lowers level. Then this colored image was dragged to the 3d builder, where the final form of a relief was prepared.

Then I experienced with similar structures, for example, in order to create a kind of biomorphic window panels.
Because black is the lowers level, black color here – window hole
         
3d builder processing:
 
      
Final module being milling:
     

CNC milling class

 

Equipment | software


3d builder, Photoshop – model preparing


artCAM, mach3 – software for CNC

Cnc machine – printing
 

Task


It was necessary to cut out a relief tile by 10 * 10 (as an example – Barcelona’s diverse tiles)

Process of preparation

The topographical relief of the terrain was chosen to turn it into a kind of biomorphic surface, similar to both natural landscape and biomimetic structures.

A raster image with lines was taken, then painted in Photoshop with white-black polygons, where black is the lowers level. Then this colored image was dragged to the 3d builder, where the final form of a relief was prepared.


 
Then this file was exported to stl format and open with artCAM software allowing to set the dimensions of a string, tile surface, etc.
 



 
Then it was open directly with mach3 for the last settings before the milling.


 
The printing took approximately 30 minutes
 



 
The result was good



Then I experienced with similar structures, for example, in order to create a kind of biomorphic window panels.

When the project was completed, I faced with the similar example at the Mars Museum of Modern Art. Probably such table can be the next stage of the module-tile development
 

 


p.s Thanks Ivan Mitrofanov for assistance!

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