Monday, May 23, 2016

Designing for the Future, and More

University of California, San Diego, Atkinson Hall Auditorium


The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination (UC San Diego) and the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London) present a free transatlantic lecture on designing for the future of London, featuring Vernon Vinge (science fiction author) and Marjan Colletti (architect) proposing visions of the robot-filled, AI-driven megamalls of 2080.
This event is free and open to the public, held in the Atkinson Hall Auditorium at UC San Diego.

Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky(1999), and Rainbow's End (2006). Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction and cyberspace. Dr. Vinge is Emeritus professor of mathematics and computer science and also noted, among other things, for introducing the term "the singularity."

Marjan Colletti is an architect, educator, researcher, and author. He is currently an Associate Professor in Architecture and Post-digital Practice and Director of Computing at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London, Chair Professor of Building Design and Construction, founder of REX|LAB, Head of the Institute of Experimental Architecture at Innsbruck University, and co-founder and co-principal of the studio marcosandmarjan in London. He has published various books on design-research, including Digital Poetics: An Open Theory of Design-Research in Architecture and the 80th anniversary edition of AD, titled Exuberance: New Virtuosity in Contemporary Architecture.

Organizers: Prof David Kirsh (UCSD), Prof Sheldon Brown (UCSD), Prof Alan Penn (The Bartlett), and Ava Fatah (The Bartlett), for the Arthur C. Clarke Center and the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London.

Moderated by Sheldon Brown and David Kirsh

Free and open to the public

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