Manifold

Light Drawing


Atlanta, GA
Robotic Operations

Instructor: Keith Kaseman



How does digital to physical translation alter data?


The physical-digital interface is fundamentally a matter of point-to-point relations. Coordinates and their interrelations as a dataset are the basis by which we can manipulate the design. However, the physical manifestation of the data often carries repercussions: new qualities emerge with the possibility of altering the original data. 



Long Exposure of Point Cloud Sequencing

Robotic Pen Drawing Process

Robotic Pen DrawingHere, the same script is run twice with different pens. Miscallibrations and smudging of the ink generate new unintended hierarchies.







Linetype Scripting A line is the most direct course between two points in space. However, infinitely many variations exist to interpret that course through space. As the complexity increases, the original line becomes obfuscated in the new pattern. 
Robotic Light Drawing Process
A light fixed to the end effector allows long exposure photography to trace the robot’s movement through space.
Drawing 01: Constant Light

Drawing 02: Blinking Light

Continuous versus Discrete
Diffusion-limited aggregation simulations produce fractal patterns. The same script is run twice, but the addition of a blinking light rather than constant light source adds an additional layer to the pattern.
Drawing 03, Front and Oblique Perspectives

Drawing 04, Front and Oblique Perspectives

Camera Orientation
From different perspectives, the camera captures different distributions of light, producing different readings of the same data. 
Drawing 04, Multiplicity of Orientation


Drawing 04 Geometry


Danny Griffin Selected Works 2014-2021