[ISEA96] Panel: Christian Lavigne, Rob Fisher & Masaki Fujihata – Computers and Sculpture

Panel Statement

Purpose: To present and discuss current projects and issues produced by sculptors from North America, the Far East and Europe which demonstrate a variety of applications of the computer to sculpture.

  1. Computer controlled sculpture: Kinetic, light and sound sculpture that responds to the viewer
  2. Computer aided fabrication: Use of CAD and 3-D modelling programs to control cutting machines, laser and water jet tools, as well as the use of the computer in model making.
  3. Sculpture and mathematical visualization: Computer visualization of complex mathematical formulae and genetic evolution applied to form.
  4. Computer assisted presentation: Visualizing the site, lighting and animation. Computers as a design tool and for proposals.
  5. Scientific computer imaging and its implications for sculpture: Futuristic tools and sculptural forms derived from the application of scientific software to sculpture.