The summer lecture series explores the processes, techniques and effects by which vectors of evolution project from the increasingly accessible domain of digital technology in architecture towards next-generation material environments.
The event will be followed by drinks, bites, and music
Outdoor seating | $5 suggested donation
FIRST IN THE EVENING SERIES: Wednesday August 6, 8PM
Marcelo Spina / Principal PATTERNS
Peter Zellner / Curator and Theorist / Baldez Organization
The PATTERNS exhibit, Land.Tiles, is in its final month at M&A. This is the only opportunity to hear the architect discuss this work in relation to the larger scope of his explorations in the virtual realm.
SECOND IN THE EVENING SERIES: Friday August 15, 8PM
Hernan Diaz Alonso / Principal Xefirot Architecture
Benjamin Bratton / The Culture Industry
Software, simultaneously a technology and a language, continues to transform both the means of architecture and the terrains on which it builds. Hernan Diaz-Alonso and Benjamin H. Bratton are faculty at SCI_Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where they teach Theory and Design. Together they will discuss what is specific to software-based space, what is incidental, and what is permanent.
THIRD IN THE EVENING SERIES: Friday August 29, 8PM
Marcos Lutyens / Artist & Theorist, MindbrowserTM
Christophe Cornubert / Director of Architecture, PUSH
Digital design tools have become instrumental in creating both built/analog and virtual /digital environments. Soon, the seamless integration of the two realms will result in responsive software/surface/structure systems that will be indispensable for built applications. This discussion will develop potential uses for responsive “SmartSurfaces”* and explore potential interfaces; i.e. ranging from simple touch-based sensors and temperature or light-sensing switches, to more complex and immersive mind state synapse mechanisms and the implications involved.