Night Light

Shir David

Night light is a 3D scanning and printing, that becomes a functional night light, captured in the moment when we illuminated by unnatural light from our electronic devices.


Night light is a portrait of light, captured in the moment when we are illuminated by unnatural light from our electronic devices. The piece presents a moment where a teenage girl sits on her bed, a familiar situation for us all, in order to show the digital intervention in our everyday lives. The portrait is a 3D print made from dozens of pictures of Michelle Baum, a teenage girl who wanted to cooperate in this project. All the pictures were processed in PhotoScan, which calculates the depth from an array of pictures. It created a model that I then prepared in ZBrush for 3D printing. After the model was done, I built the circuit that is the physical light, to complete the scene.

Made with help from Taylor Absher from the NYU Advanced Media Studio.


Computational Portraiture

c o ( d e ) s i g n

Ella Dagan , Eve J Weinberg, Phil Guo, Juan José Egúsquiza, Leslie E Ruckman, Lindsey Johnson, Michelle Hessel, Martin Romero, Rebecca (Marks) Leopold, Shir David, Wipawe Sirikolkarn, Yan Zhao

An exhibition of 2D prints and sculpture objects, generated in code. The work represents the efforts of the students in the Spring 2016 section of Programming Design Systems, taught by Rune Madsen.


c o ( d e ) s i g n is a collection of work made in the Programming Design Systems class. The two and three dimensional works represent a variety of applications for building designs purely with code. Each project represents a unique algorithmic approach to computational systems which solve a variety of design problems.


Programming Design Systems