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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the…”
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
– Dan Millman
In the case of the Elbo, Harsuvanakit and Presten collaborated with Dreamcatcher, Autodesk’s generative design CAD system. They fed the software a digital, 3-D model of a chair inspired by Hans Wegner’s iconic Round Chair and the Lambda Chair, from the design studio Berkeley Mills. Then, they stipulated how much weight the chair must support and insisted that the arms clear a human body. With that, Dreamcatcher started iterating.
The software churned out hundreds of designs, optimizing as it went. It shaved dead weight and adjusted joint placement to improve load-bearing abilities, creating thinner, more intricate structures. “It just gets bonier as the iterations go higher,” Harsuvanakit says. “It’s cool to let it go too far—some of it looks like bug skeletons to me.” Every so often, he and Presten would pick a design, and the software would propagate a new lineage based on their selection.
You’re enjoying this, aren’t you Erik? You enjoy scaring the spit out of anyone watching.
Uncanny X-Men – 03 (2016). Cullen Bunn, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Nolan Woodard, VC’s Joe Caramagna.