Christmas Ornaments by Santa's Digital Workshop
by Harry / December 26, 2011
From Santa's Digital Workshop, 3D printed ornaments from a workshop that explored the possibilities of advanced algorithmic design held at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania.


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"The purpose was to design geometrically complex ornaments for the Christmas tree and interactive light installations."

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"During the one week period the students identified and exploited the constraints of 3d printing technology and explored and constructed complex geometries."

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"The participants approached different algorithms: some inspired from biology like Voronoi or L-systems , some which defined shapes with mathematical formulas, others using fractals or by applying physical constraints to virtual membranes."

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"The light installation represents the interactive part of the Christmas tree. It consists of a sensor that once touched detects the heart rate of the person touching it and starts to vibrate the lights accordingly to his or hers heartbeat, creating an intimate connection with Christmas tree."

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