While many designers are now aware of scripting's potential, it is still seen as a difficult arena to enter. Scripting Cultures treats scripting not only as a technical challenge that requires clear description, guidance, and training, but also, and more crucially, it answers why the designer would script in the first place and what the cultural and theoretical implications are. The book also refers readers to a website where they are able to download all the code, explanations, and tutorials to assist with the worked examples.
Mark Burry is Professor of Innovation (Spatial Information Architecture) at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, where he is also Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and Director of the Design Research Institute. He is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Member of the Advisory Board of Gehry Technologies in Los Angeles and has collaborated with leading international architectural and engineering practices. Burry is probably best known for his work on Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, where he is Executive Architect and Researcher, and has been working for thirty years on the realisation of the completion of Gaudi's vision through computer-aided techniques. www.wiley.com/extras/scripting
Chapter 1 Scripting cultures 008 Chapter 2 Contextual summary of computing, scripting and speculative design 013 Chapter 3 Cultural defence 027 Chapter 4 Resources 072 Chapter 5 Dimensions 089 Chapter 6 Scripted productivity: Gaudi s rose windows 126 Chapter 7 Composition and form 152 Chapter 8 Simplifying complexity for fabrication 171 Chapter 9 Scripting narrative space: Our World and The Third Policeman 190 Chapter 10 Performative scripting 224 Chapter 11 Cultural account: scripting and shifts in authorship 246 Glossary 256 Scripting tools 260 Recommended reading 265 Index 267 Picture credits 271