Research Seminar - Matthew Gardiner (Ars Electronica)

Start Date Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 10:00 am
End Date Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:00 am
Description

ORIBOTICS - ON AESTHETICS AND LANGUAGE OF FOLDING AND TECHNOLOGY

Speaker -  Matthew Gardiner (Ars Electronica)

The Conservatorium Board Room, Level 3
Corner Auckland and Laman Streets, Newcastle

Matthew Gardiner is a senior research with the prestigious Ars Electronica .His work combines the traditional paper folding art of origami with complex technologies and robotic programming to create an oribotic (robotic origami). The tradition of origami–paper folding–dates back centuries.  The contemporary practical application of folding has come a long way from the ancient cultural tradition.

Its irresistibly ordered aesthetic of geometric lines, planes and curves, is a defining source inspiration for artists, designers, fashion labels, architects, mathematicians, scientists, nano-technologists, biologists, and educators.  The past 50 years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of origami designs and also the complexity of the designs.  Part of the boom can be attributed to computing, and origami theory, where significant discoveries have led to a field known as computational origami, wherein software is used as a tool to design and calculate folded forms. The theory, including design theory, is predominantly mathematics.

Location The Conservatorium Board Room, Level 3 Corner Auckland and Laman Streets, Newcastle
Contact Tracy.Redhead@newcastle.edu.au
RSVP Tuesday. 18 March 2014