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Digital Grotesque . Printing Architecture

Digital Grotesque is the first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed out of sand. This structure, measuring 16 square…


"In the Digital Grotesque project, we use these algorithms to create a form that appears at once synthetic and organic. The design process thus strikes a delicate balance between the expected and the unexpected, between control and relinquishment. The algorithms are deterministic as they do not incorporate randomness, but the results are not necessarily entirely forseeable. Instead, they have the power to surprise." 

Michael Hansmeyer et Benjamin Dillenburger

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Will the personalised Web destroy discovery?

Will the personalised Web destroy discovery? | Pralines |

While the personalised web has potential, it will only really work if we have an actual, human element behind it, surfacing the best content or influencing an ad algorithm based on expertise and experience.

Via Guillaume Decugis, Jandira Feijó, association concert urbain
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:07 PM

If we consciously mix our information filters will the resulting bubbles surface new content or get in the way of serendipitous discovery?

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 4, 2013 3:48 PM

Suuntaus, mille ei voi mitään? 

Jenn Alevy's comment, May 7, 2013 10:51 PM
Great question, I miss having things pop up that I had never seen before. That is the joy and wonder of the internet.