Doctor of Design (DDes)
Art and Design
This research explores the use of computer-aided technology and robotics in the creation of digital art and crafts, while also considering the cultural history of digital design. It begins with an examination of the most recognizable styles of Persian ewers made between the years 1,000 and 1,400 AD in the Islamic era. After analyzing a hundred ewers from this period, I classified them based on distinctive features such as openings, necks, bodies, spouts, handles, and bases. Then I designed a series of 3D printed ceramic vessels – titled Coded Ceramics – that were inspired by elements of the historic ewers. This research explores the artistic potential of computer-aided ceramic fabrication with robotics and 3D printing to incorporate elements of Persian art. This study bridges the gap between tradition and modernity. It demonstrates how a traditional medium and its classical forms can be transformed with emerging technology such as 3D printing. After analyzing a hundred ewers from this period, I classified them based on distinctive features such as This research aims to keep the artistic legacy of Persian ceramics alive in the contemporary world through technology. It demonstrates how traditional artistic practices can be adapted to emerging technologies.
Iravani, Nasrin, "Coded Ceramics: Computational Design of Persian Ceramics" (2023). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 6137.
Nam, Hye Yeon
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