Applied Computer Science Media Arts Chair Mark Ericson will explore his new book Animating Guarini: An Orthographic Project through a virtual book launch and roundtable discussion on Saturday, January 16th at 1pm. He will be joined by past students and alumni, as well as architect and professor Perry Kulper, who contributed the foreword to Animating Guarini. The roundtable will be held via Zoom. Mark and Perry will be joined by Cordell Sheppard, Lily Bakhshi Sheppard, Conner MacPhee and Anali Gharakhani.
Saturday, January 16th at 1pm PST
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The book looks into the evolution of orthographic projection as Ericson explores its history to reacquire the generative techniques of drawing that do not deal with visualization. Animating Guarini reimagines orthographic projection as a drawing technique that precedes convention.
Ericson’s research has been featured on Drawing Matter, a website and private collection showcasing contemporary architectural drawings and work assembled in England over the past twenty-five years. Mark’s project, Onto an Epicycle of Cones, is part of a series that interrogates the orthographic drawing techniques of Guarino Guarini. The drawing translates his written and drawn instructions in the programming language of Python in the open-source platform of Processing.py.
Mark’s drawings have been published in LOG, 306090, and the catalog for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Uneven Growth. His research focuses on studying and reimagining historical practices of drawing. Mark worked with Perry Kulper, who contributed the foreword to Animating Guarini. Kulper is an architect and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. After working with Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown he taught at SCI-Arc for 17 years.