The Future of Technical Drawing

Why talk about technical drawing at all? Why think about its past, or reflect on its current state? Why try to envision its future? Or imagine it even has a future, when it's typical these days -- it seems part of the standard discourse in some circles -- to dismiss the future of technical drawing, [...]

TGN: a framework for further interpretation by machine cognition – and human interaction with cognitive systems, applied against spatial digital models, via deepQA apps.

MACHINE LEARNING / AI COGNITIVE PART 2 PART 1, the evolution of drawing and its fusion within modeled environments, TGN, may have a secondary effect, on cognitive computing. The purpose of media is to support the thought process, to help us understand things. Media will continue evolving for this purpose. Tangerine’s TGN Spec, will play an [...]

TGN Critique

There are flaws, omissions, and things not completed in the TGN software development specification. But these are getting worked out as more conversations develop. Things will really get worked out when developers start building TGN into their apps. That's a highlight of this year, actually. I no longer look for ONE software company to build [...]

Rigging for Insight

Lets distinguish models from drawings. Models are spatial whole environments. Their medium is mental model, physical model , and more recently digital model . With computers and software, to mental and physical models the digital medium has been added, not as a replacement for physical and mental models, but as a supplement, as an assist. [...]

Your Models are Fuzzy

Your models are fuzzy. You know that, right? Imagine a thing. Hold a mental model of it in your mind. Try doing this, for any thing. Say, the bicycle you ride, or the car you drive, or your dog. Imagine this thing. Develop a model of it in your mind, and reflect on it. Your [...]

Interaction >> Interpretation >> Action

Interaction >> Interpretation >> Action This short document has a simple purpose: to encourage useful software development in the architecture, engineering, construction industry via clearer methods of interaction with models, in order to move faster from model interaction, to insight, to action. There is no reason to aim low. The industry needs good, solid, useful [...]

Industry discourse will liberate itself once it self-liberates from its own obsessive idea that drawing is a chain to break free from An interesting article but in some ways very familiar. We’ve heard some of these assumptions it seems since, like forever: “The question should never have been, “how can we document a project better?” Instead, it should have been, “how can we design and construct buildings better?”“ “...BIM are merely digitalising old ways of working. [...]

“Drawing is dying”, it is said

This idea should finally be retired, just like the idea that silent movies should remain silent, that movies should NOT have sound synchronized into them. That actually was an argument, made by none other than Jack Warner, the Jack Warner, of Warner Brothers, in 1926: was wrong and soon found out. The "keep models and drawings separate" idea has dominated [...]