1998, I wasconfronted with a CAD/CAM system while teaching in Canberra, Australia at the ANU.

 

I disliked the system, as it was designed for architects, rather than for ceramics-artists.

The possibilities were restricted to square shapes and -maybe- some curves, but it was not at all like anything that would allow you to -play-, as I love to do...

 

fibonacci-jeroenbechtold

 

fibonacci-jeroenbechtold

 

The limitations of the software (very much like the limitations of material such as porcelain in the "real world") got me however to try to use it's strength: square bits and pieces. 


Together with one of my students, we developed this copy/change sizes/rotate, copy/change sizes/rotate function that computers can do better than any human I know.

 

fibonacci-jeroenbechtold

fibonacci-jeroenbechtold

After returning home in Amsterdam, I forgot about it, only to re-discover it somewhere on my harddrive in 2003...

I picked up the idea and made the Manhattan Series...

 

 

 

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