Tuesday, October 14, 2014
06:30pm - 09:00pm
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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public
This discussion will feature designers, historians, and experimentalists who probe the resonance or conflict between design and exact science. We will explore the attraction, limits, amplifications, and subversions of exactness and deduction. As designers have turned to physics and mathematics as models for technique or knowledge in computational design, what have they learned? What might be hidden or pathological ancestors and antecedents to our current and future design technology?
Moderated by Andrew Witt, Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, with:
Mario Carpo, Inaugural Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory, University College London
George Legendre, IJP, London; Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture, Harvard GSD
Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn Form, Venice, California
Cameron Wu, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Harvard GSD
Image: Model and drawing of minimal surface from E.R. Neovius's PhD dissertation, 1883.
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