Recursive Digital Fabrication of Trans–Phenomenal Artifacts


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The concept of a trans–phenomenal artifact arose from a project to digitally fabricate a series of bells, where each bell is shaped by the sound of the previous bell. This paper describes the recursive process developed for fabricating the bells in terms of generic stages. The first bells fabricated with this process raised the question of whether the series would converge to a static attractor, traverse a contour of infinite variation, or diverge to an untenable state. Reflection on these early results encourages further development of the recursive fabrication process, and lays groundwork for a theory of trans–phenomenal artifacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxCoAx 2013: Proceedings of the first conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X
EditorsMario Verdicchio, Miguel Carvalhais
Place of PublicationOnline
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789897460173
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X - Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 27 Jun 201328 Jun 2013


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X
Abbreviated titlexCOAX 2013

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