FLYING
MACHINES

2012
Teaching
Washington University in St.Louis

The class emphasized critical thinking and making, while introducing students to various digital software. The students investigated various typologies of kites to develop a hybrid that informed their flying machines. The hybrids were finessed through an iterative process over the course of the semester using both physical and digital modeling, to generate a prototype that synthesized form and performance. A thorough documentation of process was done through digital modelling, diagramming, and photography.

Software introduced : Rhino 3D (various plugins) + VRay, Adobe Suite.

Samples of student work:


Rebecca Macklis




Kelly Cole




Natalie Ng




Yurina Kodama




Niki Murata




Connie Zheng