SMI 2012
Shape Modeling International 2012
May 22-25 2012
College Station, Texas, USA
Technical Papers Sculpting/Fabrication Papers Courses Exhibition
Technical Paper Submission Sculpting/Fabrication Papers Course Submission Submission for Exhibition
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Technical Papers Committee Sculpting/Fabrication Committee Courses Committee Exhibition Committee
Helmut Pottman Greg N. Frederickson Carlo Séquin
SMI'2013, Bournemouth, GB SMI'2011, Herzia, Israel SMI'2010, Aix-En Provence, France SMI'2009, Beinjin, China SMI'2008, Stony Brook, NW, USA SMI'2007, Lyon, France SMI'2006, Matsushima, Japan SMI'2005, Cambridge, MA, USA SMI'2004, Genova, Italy SMI'2003, Seoul Korea SMI'2002, Banff, Alberta, Canada SMI'2001, Genoa, Italy SMI'1999, Aizu, Japan SMI'1997, Aizu, Japan Shape Modeling 1994, Aizu, Japan

Fabrication & Sculpting Keynote Speech

Carlo H. Séquin

The Design and Realization of Large-Scale Free-Form Sculptures

Two new sculptures conceived and designed by Brent Collins and Carlo Séquin are currently in their final phase of fabrication and were scheduled to be installed at the beginning of May 2012 in a Science Building at Missouri Western State University. Fabrication problems encountered in these sculptures prompt this review of various issues one may encounter when taking a small sculpture model and scaling it up to a larger-than-human dimensions. This talk will review the design and realization processes for a few large-scale sculptures based on Collins' geometrical inspirations, involving materials that include: compressed snow, translucent epoxy, cast bronze, and carved granite.

Short Biography

Carlo H. Séquin has been a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley since 1977. His research interests lie in the fields of Computer Graphics, Virtual Environments, and Computer Aided Design Tools. He has built CAD tools for the layout of integrated circuits, for the conceptual phase in architectural design, for the design of mechanical systems, and -- more recently -- for artists who create abstract geometrical sculptures. During the last few years, Séquin has also been very active in the field of mathematical visualization, tackling problems at the intersection of geometry and topology. The visualization models created in this context form again a bridge to the world of art and sculpture.

The Bridges Organization:
Art and Mathematics
ISAMA: The international Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture

Texas A&M University
College of Architecture
Texas A&M University
Visualization Department
Texas A&M University
Computer Science Department