Cybernetic Serendipity

Found this great intro to the history of computer aided design (CAD) as well as the linked YouTube video embedded below.  It’s remarkable how much was developed in 1963 that is still in use today, and while the paradigms developed then have been advanced a great deal, it’s kind of disappointing that the field hasn’t developed further in the past half century when it comes to the role of the computer in design.  It seems like there is still a great deal of room for advances in human computer interaction (HCI) and digital design, and this may form the core of my research moving forward.  One group to watch is Leap Motion and the advances they and developers are making in concert with projection mapping and VR tools like Oculus Rift.


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