Universal machines : Computational Architecture

February 16th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Computing, Fabrication Tech, Mathematics | No Comments »

Pratt Institute is holding an all day symposium on Thursday, 02/17/2005, exploring the future of computing and architecture. If you are in the New York area and have the slightest interest in the future of architecture technologies (built and unbuilt), you should get your ass on the G-train and attend! The speakers include some of the most cutting edge thinkers in the fields of architecture and mathematics covering topics ranging from algorithmic fabrication, biomimicry to genomic, genetic and quantam issues in architecture. (Image from Dazzle Topologies / RE.ptile, Evan Douglis)

Description : Exploring the relationship between architecture and computing with a focus on universality.

Universality implies the ability of computers to emulate divergent and multivalent processes that are not possible given the fixed parameters of classical machines. The symposium will attempt to open up futures in computing and architecture that have been stalled by the singular proliferation of narrow formalist tropes. Computing offers architecture an unprecedented opportunity to invent new forms and practices.

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Free Event

Thursday, 02/17/2005, 12:30 pm to 8 pm

Location : Higgins Hall South, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn NY (Clinton-Washington stop on the G-train.)

12:30 to 12:40
Mike Silver, Sanders Fellow, University of Michigan
Symposium Introduction

Mapping in the Age of Digital Media : The Yale Symposium

12:45 to 1:05
John Lobell, Prof. Pratt Institute
Quantum Issues in Architecture

Between Silence and Light

1:15 to 1:35
Haresh Lalvani, Prof. Pratt Institute
Genomic Architecture

1:45 to 2:05
Mike Silver, Sanders Fellow, University of Michigan
Programming Cultures: Universality vs. Appropriation

2:15 to 2:35
Evan Douglis, Undergraduate Chair, Pratt Institute
Dazzle Topologies

2:45 to 3:00

3:00 to 3:20
Mark C. Taylor, Prof. Williams College
Emergent Universals

The Moment of Complexity : Emerging Network Culture

3:30 to 3:50
Carl Chu, Prof. Columbia University
Genetic Architecture

4:00 to 4:20
Ingeborg Rocker, PhD Candidate Princeton University
Response to presentations

4:45 to 5:30
Round Table Discussion with all participants

5:30 to 6:00

Stephen Wolfram Lecture

A New Kind of Science

PS I work for Haresh Lalvani and Evan Douglis.

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