IAPR Invited speakers
Eric AndresUniversity of Poitiers, France
Title: Collaborating with an Artist in Digital GeometryAbstract: In this invited talk, we are going to present an ongoing collaboration with a local artist, Aurelie Mourier. The artist works with voxel shapes and this led our digital geometry team to develop new shape modeling tools and explore a particular class of unfolding problem
Helmut PottmannTU Wien, Austria
Title: Freeform Architecture and Discrete Differential GeometryAbstract: Freeform structures play an important role within contempo- rary architecture. While there is a wealth of excellent tools for the digital design of free-form geometry, the actual fabrication on the architectural scale is a big challenge. Key issues in this context are free-form surfaces composed of panels which can be manufactured at reasonable cost, and the geometry and statics of the support structure. The present article is an extended abstract of a talk on the close relation between geometric computing for free-form architecture and discrete differential geometry. It addresses topics such as skins from planar, in particular quadrilateral panels, geometry and statics of supporting structures, structures in force equilibrium.
Michael WilkinsonUniversity of Groningen, The Netherlands