Lecture by Mario Carpo: The Pandemic, Computation, and the End of Modernity: A View from the Design Professions

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Design Tech Fall Lecture Series, Tata Innovation Center, AAP NYC

This university-wide lecture series explores design research, technological innovation, scholarship, and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in science, engineering, and design. The series is represented by a network of faculty from across the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Human Ecology; College of Engineering; College of Computing and Information Science; and College of Arts and Science; as well as faculty at Cornell Tech. This fall, we are excited to invite practitioners, scholars, and researchers outside of Cornell to lecture on the topic of design and technology at the Tata Innovation Center on Cornell Tech's campus. In an era during which we are witnessing one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the conceptualization and creation of our environments, objects, and interfaces, the series will present research and projects on topics at the intersection of design and emerging technologies to understand and discuss their impact upon industry, practice, knowledge, and pedagogy in a changing world.


Mario Carpo is the Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett, University College London and Professor of Architectural Theory, Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts), Vienna. Carpo's research and publications focus on the relationships between architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and design technologies.  His Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001) has been translated into several languages.  His most recent books are The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence (2017), The Alphabet and the Algorithm (2011), and The Digital Turn in Architecture (1992-2012), an AD Reader. His next book, Beyond Digital: Design and Automation at the End of Modernity, is forthcoming next spring. 


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