This last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Flux workshop(s) held at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. They had a series of digital design workshops which included: Intro to Grasshopper, Advance Grasshopper, Rhinoscripting, Digital Project, as well as intro classes to Rhino and Revit. These workshops were hot selling out in as fast as three days. Lucky for me that I am what you call a Rhino Junky (Nerd); always looking out for all updates related to Rhino. I was able to get my first choice a ticket to the advance grasshopper session. The advance grasshopper class was taught by Rajaa Issa (Paneling tools, Archcut) from McNeel, Gil Akos and Ronnie Parsons from StudioMode. The workshop covered advance modeling features such as the new nested list functions as well as VB net scripting.
While I was there I was were able to see the power of Grasshopper with the exhibit installation that was on display. After the workshops - there was an exit presentation were Andy Payne got to present the involvement grasshopper had with this design and gave us a glimpse of the monster definition (22mb) used to produce this exhibit.
(Exhibit credit: Kory Bieg, Andre Caradec, Andrew Kudless, and Andy Payne) Click Here for more info on the presentation of this exhibit.
Some of the other instructors teaching at the work shops:
Marc Fornes from theverymany - Rhinoscripting
Andy Payne from Lift architects - Intro to Grasshopper
Pascal Golay from McNeel - Intro to Rhino
These workshops were great, the only thing missing was Antisthenes presentation on all things Rhino. I guess that will be next time j/k