Episode 011 - Patrick Delorey

Patrick Delorey

A special episode today. Brian was in San Fransisco and dropped by Autodesk's Pier 9 to talk with our good buddy Patrick Delorey. Everything you've ever wondered about digital fabrication and cnc machines is discussed. Along with, Instructables, Fraggle Rock, Maritime law, 3d Printing, CAM, and David Foster Wallace.

***Check out Patrick's New Website here: www.patrickdelorey.com


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Show Notes


Lightning round:

  1. What book(s) are you reading right now?

    1. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes

  2. What music are you listening to right now?

    1. Replay Last Night (2013) by Astronautica

    2. Atish's set for the Robot Heart Bus at Burning Man 2014

  3. What’s your favorite sci-fi film?

    1. Black Mirror (Patrick loves him some Netflix)

  4. What’s your favorite retro-game?

    1. Star Tropics (1990), also Brian’s favorite

    2. Final Fantasy 1 (1987), which was freakin’ impossible

    3. The super-confusing Final Fantasy numbering system, which differed between the US (NES) and Japan (Famicom)

  5. What’s your favorite childhood cartoon?

    1. Fraggle Rock (1983-1987)

    2. Specifically, the “Uncle Traveling Matt” segment where a Fraggle in the outside human world writes letters back to the Fraggles

  6. What’s in your current “app kit?”

    1. Rhino

    2. Maya

    3. ZBrush (digital painting and sculpting software similar to Autodesk Mudbox)

  7. Describe your productivity ritual.

    1. Wake up early, stay late

    2. Just work, more

    3. Not too hung up on rituals or routines

    4. Important to be able to make decisions to keep the work moving forward - parametric software makes it too easy to explore limitless design options which can paralyze a project

  8. What’s something that recently blew your mind?

    1. Using the waterjet cutter at Pier 9 to raster etch materials as opposed to the typical through-cut operation

    2. The Ember’s incredible 3D print resolution

  9. What is the most irritating part of your day? The most enjoyable?

    1. The best part is finishing something - the sense of accomplishment

    2. The worst part is running into roadblocks where you’re put at someone else’s mercy, being put on hold and waiting for responses

  10. If you could have a tea party with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?

    1. McMaster

    2. Carr

    3. Grainger

  11. What piece of advice would you give to someone studying architecture?

    1. See architecture as a broader design education - the principles taught in architecture school apply across the board and the possibilities for applying these skills in the professional world are diverse

    2. Be ambitious - architecture is an aspirational profession

    3. Root your work in making

    4. Understand what is “possibly plannable” - you can’t anticipate every design outcome so sometimes it’s best to engage with a material without too much thought so you have something from which you can learn and to which you can respond

On Designalyze, we analyze what makes thought leaders in design technology tick through informative, insightful, and often humorous interviews. Designalyze is hosted by Zach Downey and Brian Ringley and recorded in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For design technology tutorials and content visit us at http://designalyze.com

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