Potentials & Pitfalls of Digital Fabrication: Practice & Legal Aspects for Designers - page 2 (text)
published in the proceedings of FABRICATION Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture, Editors: Beesley, Cheng & Williamson,
ISBN 0-9696665-2-7
as part of the proceedings of the 2004 AIA-TAP / ACADIA Fabrication Conference at the University of Toronto & Waterloo, Ontario.

Copyright © 2004, Eileen Ruth Webb, Vicki Allums, University of Waterloo School of Architecture Press, All Rights Reserved.





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POTENTIALS AND PITFALLS OF DIGITAL FABRICATION:
Practice and Legal Aspects for Designers

EILEEN RUTH WEBB Ornamental-Iron
VICKI ALLUMS, ESQ. AIA National Chapter


BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

How are digital workflows changing the business of design and its risks?
Eileen Webb will describe how she developed her concrete and metal art into a successful niche business. By understanding specific computer technologies, she can directly offer clients a range of choices and tailored solutions. She will explain how to negotiate and sell CAD/CAM work, modify conventional contracts and payment structures and create clear documentation. Her lessons learned will be illustrated with three projects chosen from nearly a decade of working on competitions and dealing with private clients and public agencies.

Protecting work created using digital technologies presents a challenge for both artists and designers alike. While schedules can be shortened and errors eliminated, designers assume more risk as they take control of the fabrication process. What practical steps should artists and designers take to protect their work? Vicki Allums will present the challenges in protecting works created via digital technologies and measures to address theses challenges.  CONTINUE

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