Drawing with Machines

Drawing with Machines: Analog Practices in the Digital Realm

Babak Bryan and Henry Grosman



(Article Excerpt)

In the last 20 years computer technology has radically transformed the tools that calibrate and control the architectural line. In this essay we explore some of the mechanisms through which this transformation has occurred, and we describe the ways we exploit them in our design practice. In doing so, we touch on what we believe to be a misunderstanding of the notions of drawing versus model and analog versus digital which are pervasive in current discourses of practice. We locate our interest in the analog not in a nostalgic return to past modes of production, but rather in a progressive understanding of technology which privileges the vector over the raster.


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