Responsive Environments (Arduino, Firefly, Grasshopper) Workshop
"Responsive Environments" is a 2.5-day Experimental Architecture and Design Workshop, an amalgamation of Art and Technology, bridging the Digital and Physical worlds using computational design methods. The overarching theme is to understand the real-time flow of data between Virtual and Physical prototypes, with respect to creating a series of diverse digital artworks.
Using Rhinoceros ( https://www.rhino3d.com/) with Grasshopper ( http://www.grasshopper3d.com/) as a complex modelling interface, additional software plugins such as Firefly ( http://fireflyexperiments.com/) will convert digital geometric models to a format easily interpreted by the popular Arduino Microcontroller platform ( http://www.arduino.cc) in order to physically actuate a desired sequence of activities. A major constituent of the complex modelling performed will be to derive influence from Organic Forms, and derive procedural models using Nature-inspired Design.