June 11, 2009
Assistant Professor Michael A. Ambrose was recently in the Kingdom of Bahrain to present a paper focusing on the work of his digital media course ARCH 670 – Digital Modeling and Animation. The paper, entitled Spatial and Temporal Sequence – Film, Animation and Design Theory Toward a Constructed Morphology, was presented in Bahrain at the 2009 ASCAAD (Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design) Conference. The Conference theme was "Digitizing Architecture: Formalization & Content” and was hosted by the University of Bahrain as part of the 4th Annual International Conference of CAAD and Digital Media Topics.
While at the conference, Professor Ambrose also presented two additional papers. The first was authored by Architecture Program Lecturer Carl Lostritto (M.Arch. 2008), and the second by Johnathan Healey (M.Arch. 2008) and Lisa LaCharité-Lostritto, a current graduate student. Lostritto's paper is entitled Teaching Systems Thinking Through Algorithmic Process and discusses the work of his introductory digital media course ARCH 470 here at the University of Maryland. The paper by Healey and LaCharité-Lostritto is entitled Speculative Assemblages of a Digital Process, and presents a further examination of digital design process and digital methodologies developed during a special topic design studio taught by Professor Ambrose in the Spring of 2008.
Two additional papers from School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation alumni were accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. Alumnus, Marek Hnizda (M.Arch, 2008) authored a paper entitled, Systems-Thinking: Forlamization of Parametric Process which describes work ongoing from his thesis project completed at the School in the Spring of 2008. Spring 2009 graduate, Mahmoud Riad (M.Arch, 2009) authored a paper entitled, Visualizing Archectonic Spaces Through Music, which explored the design research conducted in his award winning thesis project presented this spring as part of the 2009 graduating class.
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