From Science to Design and Back Theory, Design, and Construction of Mechanical Systems on a Tropical Island

We are Dr. Johannes Schönke and Dipl.-Des. Michael Grunwald from the Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit (Prof. Eliot Fried) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan.

We work on the theory, design and construction of mechanical systems. Our tools include applied mathematics, computer visualization, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. At the moment we focus on ring-mechanisms, magnetic couplings, and elastic bands and sheets.

“By progressing from abstract mathematical ideas to design and on to fabricating actual physical objects which can be grasped in one’s hands, we are seeking to obtain a deeper understanding of each system we consider.

In this talk we will give an overview of our work and show how science and design can inspire each other.”

Dr. Johannes Schönke
Dipl.-Des. Michael Grunwald

From Science to Design and Back

Thursday, August 2th 2018 / 19:00
Raum 116 / van de Velde Werkstatt
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7
99423 Weimar

This talk is part of the Bauhausinteraction Colloquium.