• Artesanía en Latinoamérica: Experiencias en el contexto de la Fabricación Digital

      Herrera Polo, Pablo C.; pablo@espaciosdigitales.org (Editora Edgard Blucher Ltda, 2016-11)
      In moments when the artisanship tradition seems to disappear because of industrial production, we analyze cases where digital fabrication and visual programming were used in Latin American craft, encouraged by architects with skills in digital tools. The situations confront artisans with access to digital platforms and internet, use of learned skills, and the need to modify the technological level in their products and processes. Regional initiatives, which could change contemporary design history in the region with the establishing of a trans-disciplinary systematized synergy, show that traditional materials are used and unique components maintain their originality, from a region that attempts to enter into new global markets.
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    • Matemáticas y computación: Uso de programación visual para el desarrollo de material didáctico en un entorno educativo

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Blucher Design Proceedings, 2015-11)
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    • Migratory Movements of Homo Faber: Mapping Fab Labs in Latin America

      Sperling, David M.; Herrera Polo, Pablo C.; Scheeren, Rodrigo (Springer International Publishing, 2015-07-08)
      The present paper is a mapping study of digital fabrication laboratories in Latin America. It presents and discusses results from a survey with 31 universities’ fab labs, studios and independent initiatives in Latin America. The objective of this study is fourfold: firstly, to draw the cultural, social and economic context of implementation of digital fabrication laboratories in the region; secondly, to synthesize relevant data from correlations between organizational structures, facilities and technologies, activities, types of prototypes, uses and areas of application; thirdly, to draw a network of people and institutions, recovering connections and the genealogy of these fab labs; and fourthly, to present some fab labs that are intertwined with local questions. The results obtained indicate a complex “homo faber” network of initiatives that embraces academic investigations, architectural developments, industry applications, artistic propositions and actions in social processes.
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