University of Technology Sydney

11400 Digital Theory

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This subject consists of an intensive study of the relationship between architectural theory and the realm of digital creation. It involves a group-based intensive study within a session and examines specific topics within the theory of digital design. The subject investigates issues including the relationship between the history of drawing and the development of computer-based design schemes, and the question of the relationship between the diagram as a computer generated series of lines and its subsequent connection to forms of material realisation. It also covers a theoretical account of central elements of the design course, namely the relationship between geometry and materials; the relationship between the digital and analogue models; and the conceptualisation of objects and artefacts as a surface condition. The digital has necessitated a rethinking of the terminology central to architecture, e.g. line, plane, surface.

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Spring session, City campus

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