Sculpture Through the Computer, Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw talked about his sculpture practice, focusing on how he uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to develop form and enable fabrication in the real world.

The second half entailed a brief demo on CAD software including Maya and Rhino, explaining how this can be incorporated into art and design practices. This provided a useful introduction for students unfamiliar with 3D software to gain an overview of its potential to aid the production of exciting and dynamic geometry. 

Berry and Shaw delivered lectures on their work to an audience which included the IDT members, Undergraduate students and Post-Graduate students at the Cope Lecture theatre, May 16. The opportunity for a 20 min Q&A at the end led to individual tutorials for interested students.