This course interrogates processes of iterative design through the lens of digital manipulation of steel. Students will learn various techniques associated with CNC plasma cutting and will engage in both instructor-led and self-directed design research through making. While the course is called Digital Steel, work can/will engage steel as an enabler, structurer or augmenter of other material systems. Haptic intelligence, or understanding gained through hand-on-matter experience, will guide the development of the research and associated physical artifacts. The ability of steel to be simultaneously strong and flexible brings incredible diversity to its exploration and application in digital fabrications.
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