Message - Re: Is Digital Design Desirable?

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Posted by  Jeff Goupil on January 13, 2003 at 12:28:25:

In Reply to:  Is Digital Design Desirable? posted by Miguel on January 11, 2003 at 04:40:09:

Evolution is always a positive thing. Even if the immediate explorations my not be "desirable" they will pave the way for things not yet concieved.

Just remember that the computer is one tool in a large shed of creative devices.

More importantly, rather than question the "desirability" of computer design we should question the merits of that design as an intellectual excercise. Ask "WHY?" instead of "how?". Challenge yourself and others to explain their designs and furthermore demand that those answers be self-evident.

You used the example of Gehry. While his generative devices are generally low-tech, he is in the business of making form...NOT ARCHITECTURE! He is a sculptor whose medium is built form.

Architecture needs reason.
There is no place for aesthetic whimsy.

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