HS2014 | Digital Urban Visualization. Understanding Dynamics

At what extent do we need to know the instrument called computer in order to not be ruled by it? The goal of this course is to learn the "language" of the computer, a programming language to better understand urban dynamics by plausibly visualize publicly available data.

At what extent do we need to know the instrument called computer in order to not be ruled by it? The goal of this course is to learn the “language of the computer”, a programming language to better understand urban dynamics by plausibly visualize publicly available urban data. The influence of the computer on urban analysis is being reflected in several discussions.

The participants learn the programming language Python. They learn how to use it as an instrument in design, specifically in urban analysis. Thereby urban data sources will be visualized in student’s favourite visualization packages. Python is supported in most 3D software packages nowadays (Rhino, Maya, Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Blender). Complex websites are being programmed in Python. Still the language itself is as easy as using a (scientific) calculator.

Where: HIT H12
When: Mondays 13:00 – 15:00
2 ECTS

Supervision:

Lukas Treyer
Daniel Z√ľnd

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