Antoine Picon: Architecture and Materiality in the Digital Age
Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard GSD. He is also chairman of the Foundation Le Corbusier.
Picon is the author of numerous books and articles on the relationship between science and technology, on the one hand; and architecture and technology, on the other hand. Some of his books include French Architects and Engineers in the Age of the Enlightenment (1992), L'Invention de l'Ingénieur Moderne (1992), Les Saint-Simoniens: Raison, Imaginaire et Utopie (2002), and Architecture and the Sciences: Exchanging Metaphors (2003).
His recent publications, which deal with the impact of digital culture on architecture and the city, include: Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions (2010), Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity (2013), and Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence (2015).