The 2003 M&A Summer Lecture Series explores the processes, techniques and effects by which vectors of evolution project from architecture's increasingly accessible domain of digital technology towards next-generation material environments. The event was followed by drinks, bites, and music. Outdoor seating | $5 suggested donation
Wednesday August 6, 8PM
The PATTERNS exhibit, Land.Tiles, was in its final month at M&A. This was an opportunity to hear the architect discuss this work in relation to the larger scope of his explorations in the virtual realm.
Friday August 15, 8PM
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 discuss what is specific to software-based space, what is incidental, and what is permanent.
Friday August 29, 8PM
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 develops potential uses for responsive “SmartSurfaces”* and explores 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.