Throughout history engineers and artists have been fascinated by making the invisible visible. For example, the visual artist and polymath Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) wanted to understand and control the forceful flow of water and found great beauty in its eddies and swirls. He recorded the 3D nature of these flows in space and time, made them legible and expressed their visual impact through his … Continue reading NETS AND DANCE: Making the invisible visible
In the Barry Onouye architectural studio at the University of Washington, we are exploring how nets can be imagined and built for visual expression. In my previous post, we discussed the mechanics of nets and exemplified their behavior with nets that we use in daily applications. In this post, we turn our attention to how net can be topologically classified and how we see those … Continue reading NETS AND DANCE: What can we learn from nature and art?