Proceed with Excitement! – We often find ourselves solving two different problems when we engage a project. The design of the project itself and the system needed to fabricate, activate, or visualize the project. Most of our work is also physical and very site specific. It is easy to be seduced by the precision of the computer, but the real world has much more interesting tendencies like gravity, wind, pressure, excited children, etc. As we build our installations we rely less on precision and more on improvisation and intuition to address the reality of making them. These two problems not only require different skills but also a different mindset altogether. IN this talk, Michael addresses how SOFTlab reconciles this split personality and how they address the idiosyncrasies of the real world.

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