Hilary Hayes and Tim Richards | Public Space


Hilary Hayes and Tim Richards | Public Space


We have created a site-specific sculptural and dynamic lighting installation. One of our main interests is in exploring the boundaries of combining natural materials and digital processes.

Central to this exploration are experiments with accuracy, measurement, and replicability; sometimes allowing digital processes and models to guide the design and construction of artifacts, other times pushing back at them and allowing natural processes and human error to shape the work. We peer into, and question the physical impossibility of absolute accuracy, and draw from it the only things that don’t change: models, instructions, code. The abstract ideals of the design process.

At CUTMR 2014, we explore the trend of procedurally-generated, parametric design, by translating the process from a computer-generated to a human-generated one. We aim to test the limits of current trends surrounding digital fabrication, computer art, and cyborg culture by challenging the normative roles of nature, human and computer.


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