The workshop focuses on two primary technologies: Design Rule Systems and Semantic Networks. During the Design Rules portion it will be shown how rule-bases are used to characterize the design rules of particular artists and designers. The designs are abstracted into their formal properties and characterized symbolically in a design language. The nature of the designs is studied by an analysis of the grammatical rules for the language, and the rules are implemented in terms of a shape grammar. During the Semantic Network portion, participants are asked to incorporate their personal color vocabulary into a trans-lingual semantic network of color terminology. Participants will be able to compare color terminologies across languages. Previous work shows that color naming is closely tied to cultural experience. Currently the network cross-translates the color terminology of 24 languages.
- Raymond Lauzzana (USA), HKU, Utrecht, Netherlands