08 Mat. App.
PROPOSAL | Material Application | Los Angeles | 05.2008
Design & Computation: MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™
SERIES / STUDIES on “minimum of primitives / maximum degree of diversity”
“An approximation is an inexact representation of something that is still close enough to be useful.” (ie: wikipedia.org)
Where approximation is usually seen as a simplification – or loss of information – here the relation between the information and its mode of representation is an interesting catch 22:
When the resultant has an apparent complexity it is in fact driven through a single path curve. Though while its representation is simpler, the mathematical definition of a Nurbs curve is far more complex then its approximation as the sum and repetition of primitives polyhedron.
Approximation is here strategize as an increase of potential: within the apparent noise each element finds its place – allowing an overall continuity through a face to face connection between local loops / closed shapes and increase the structural depth of the original driving path.
## 01 – “single path approximation”
## 02 – “surface approximation”