in the beginning…

creative contributions made each day by people using social networks are numerous but seemingly uncoordinated and unsynchronized. there is so much energy lost on inventing same things without knowing, that someone works along the same principles at the same time.

what if we could imagine, develop and actually build using this huge, currently underestimated potential?

formulating ideas and problems in architecture is mediated by the way we draw. nowadays there are several software packages existing facilitating geometry manipulation, representation and communication of future projects. architectural education is focused mostly on mastering this software.

what if we could create diverse custom tools collectively, with less effort and less dependency on cracked commercial software? could we then focus more on long term consequences of our work? isn’t that the urbanism we are looking for?

star architects traveling around the globe and selling their unique style are part of economy that is already over. cultural colonialism should be soon replaced by territorial activism. in order to create innovation contributing to local traditions, diversity of thoughts and their visual representations is necessary. it’s very difficult to observe, learn and creatively collaborate using same tools again and again.

what if we could coordinate and synchronize global thinking processes and make them leave large scale material traces? links on the right hand side!

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About oaod

share design ideas, inspire others with your visions of space, develop custom tools leading towards full scale manifestations of open source culture! there is already a large community of designers using programing or scripting languages. unfortunately publishing source codes is still mostly an advertising strategy. it would be great to imagine and develop new custom design applets collectively, to achieve real diversity of outcomes. from very pragmatic to entirely imaginary. ...it would be even better, if this knowledge could be used by people outside of the discipline, so not bounded to specific software package (like rhino, maya, dp). this collection should develop into cross-software platform for creative collaboration. use comments to establish links to reworked software versions or similar topics. links below establish a networked body enabling various ways of inspiration, ideas and project development and possible implementation. please feel free to submit anything useful for designers, architects, city planners or urban thinkers. current source code exchange site: http://www.openprocessing.org/collections/?collectionID=330 general applications of processing in architecture: http://wiki.processing.org/w/Processing_Architecture our vimeo show-off page: http://vimeo.com/groups/oaod our flicr show-off page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/openarchitectureopendesign/ and this is how we are going to build! http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/oaod_000
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