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In his book Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication, Neil Gershenfeld asked us to "consider what would happen if the physical world outside computers was as malleable as the digital world inside computers... with technology better reflecting the needs and wishes of its users because it has been developed by and for its users.". While practicing architecture was in many ways a journey towards realizing that potential, I was inspired to take a step back and investigate critical ideas of advanced digital fabrication difficult to engage from within the profession.

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Pure Imagination

My ambition is to make an energy harvesting system using biological photovoltaics as an exhibition work to bring attention to clean possibilities for sourcing energy and the fact that we need [wildness] nature more than it needs humans.

dìshūBot

dìshūBot, a water calligraphy device inspired by the modern Chinese custom of painting calligraphy on public sidewalks with a water brush, a “practice [that] corresponds to both a socializing need and an individual search for self accomplishment or improvement” (Francois Chastanet). Fabricated at FablabO in Shanghai, dìshūBot is a composition of 3D printed and laser cut materials and employs a combination of stepper motors, a pump, Arduino and a custom G-code transcoder to endlessly trace passages composed of «hanzi» that slowly disappear as water evaporate. This is a work in progress. Following are links directly to specific sections of ongoing development:

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