Random Sculptures

Mario Verdicchio, Vittorio Paris

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    We propose an artistic study of randomness as perceived by the viewer in terms of sculptures designed by means of 3D modelling tools. Two different methods are followed in the design of the shapes: one based on manual manipulations guided by random events, and one based on simulation of a physical system characterized by random parameters. The simulation method adds an extra parameter by which we can study randomness: time. The 3D printing process that gives the computational models of the shapes a physical embodiment adds an extra layer of randomness in terms of structural feasibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationxCoAx 2017
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
    PublisherUniversity of Porto
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-989-746-128-6
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017
    EventxCoAx 2017: International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X - MNAC: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 6 Jul 20177 Jul 2017
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    PublisherUniversidade do Porto
    ISSN (Print)2183-9069


    ConferencexCoAx 2017
    Abbreviated titlexCoAx 2017
    Internet address


    • Sculpture
    • Randomness
    • Simulation
    • 3D Modelling
    • 3D Printing


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