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翻譯:李宜靜(簡介並寄信)
編輯:侯嘉玨(簡介並寄信)

講師

Terry Knight 教授

預修課程:

無。這是一個開給建築研究理工碩士第一年學生在演算上的課程,不過也開放給其他經過講師允許,對本課程有興趣的學生

課程描述

本課程探討了設計中的運算之不同本質與實務,我們將會廣泛地檢視運算設計。。在運算運算部份包括了以電腦(數位)或人工運算所完成的工作;在設計部份則包括檢視設計與概念成品的製作過程,以及這些成品本身。

我們將從隱喻的觀點來檢視設計與運算的各種不同方法。隱喻是一種強而有力、概念性的工具,能對一個未熟悉、陌生或抽象的經驗及知識領域(就說是運算吧)加以組織及思考,而成為自身熟悉且具體的。我們將用到的隱喻觀點,主要採用自當代認知語言學家喬治.萊考夫所發展出的隱喻理論。我們也將檢視各種不同的隱喻,主要著重在我們在從事運算及設計的思考時,所常使用的無意識隱喻。我們要審視這些隱喻去突顯、強調、強化某些對於運算及設計之想法,同時卻排除了、邊緣化其他想法的方式。這些考量或許可以指引我們在設計裡,看待運算的新觀點及操作運算的新方式。

這個課程的目標不只在於開拓一種超越技術與工具層次,而觀看運算與設計的見解;並且也在發展一套對運算與設計之方法途徑和隱喻方式,的批判以及自我覺察。

這個學期的每個課程單元將為期兩週。每個單元將探索一個特定的運算主題,並且邀請一位系上的客座講者,講者會從他們的專長中挑選一個主題授課,課前閱讀與課後分組作業將能幫助我們更深瞭解所介紹的主題。

評分標準

  • 席率與參與程度
  • 每週的課前閱讀與課堂作業的完成滿意度


Instructor

Prof. Terry Knight

Prerequisites

None. This is a required subject for first year SMArchS students in Computation. However, it is open to other interested students with the permission of the instructor.

Description

This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves.

We will examine different approaches to computation and design from the perspective of metaphor. Metaphor is a powerful, conceptual device for structuring and thinking about an unfamiliar, new, or abstract domain of experience or knowledge (say, computation) in terms of another domain that is more familiar or concrete. The view of metaphor that we will work from is taken from the contemporary theory of metaphor developed by George Lakoff and others. We will examine the different, mostly unconscious metaphors that we use in thinking about and doing computation and design. We will look at the ways these metaphors highlight, emphasize, and enable some ways of thinking about computation and design, while disabling or marginalizing others. These reflections may point us to new ways of seeing and doing computation in design.

The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design.

The semester will be divided into 2-week modules. Each module will explore a particular computational theme and will include a guest faculty speaker. Speakers will talk on topics specific to their work. Readings and team-based assignments will help us expand on the topics introduced.

Grading

  • Class attendance and participation.
  • Satisfactory completion of weekly assignments and readings.