Category Archives: talks

“A Hard Core: Architects and Science in the Research University” Session at HSS’18, Seattle

I co-organized, along with Daniel Cardoso Llach (CMU), a session exploring architecture’s place in the postwar research university for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society in Seattle. The session examined academic architects’ adoption of scientific ideals and

“A Hard Core: Architects and Science in the Research University” Session at HSS’18, Seattle

I co-organized, along with Daniel Cardoso Llach (CMU), a session exploring architecture’s place in the postwar research university for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society in Seattle. The session examined academic architects’ adoption of scientific ideals and

Paper on CAAD and the Reimagination of Architectural Memory ca. 1970 in SIGCIS ’18 “Stored in Memory”, St. Louis

I gave a paper on confluences between postwar experimental architecture and academic experiments with computer-aided architectural design software, specifically centering around new conceptual and technical renditions of architectural memory, in the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information,

Paper on CAAD and the Reimagination of Architectural Memory ca. 1970 in SIGCIS ’18 “Stored in Memory”, St. Louis

I gave a paper on confluences between postwar experimental architecture and academic experiments with computer-aided architectural design software, specifically centering around new conceptual and technical renditions of architectural memory, in the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information,

Talk and conversation at Waterloo’s 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

Watch here my talk and conversation with Charles Walker (Zaha Hadid Architects) reacting to the probe: How can digital technology qualitatively engage the complex material, economic and social realities of the world? This was part of a 6-fold series of

Talk and conversation at Waterloo’s 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

Watch here my talk and conversation with Charles Walker (Zaha Hadid Architects) reacting to the probe: How can digital technology qualitatively engage the complex material, economic and social realities of the world? This was part of a 6-fold series of

Talk at CMU Symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”

I gave a talk on images of abstraction and abstractions of images in the two-day symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”, organized by Daniel Cardoso Llach at Carnegie Mellon University, 7-8 October 2017. The event brought together historians, designers, and

Talk at CMU Symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”

I gave a talk on images of abstraction and abstractions of images in the two-day symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”, organized by Daniel Cardoso Llach at Carnegie Mellon University, 7-8 October 2017. The event brought together historians, designers, and

“The Valency of Misplaced Concreteness in Design and the Mathematical Sciences” Session at 4S 2017, Boston

For the 4S Annual Meeting 2017, I am co-organizer, along with Clare Kim of MIT’s STS Program, of a closed panel that rethinks the abstract-concrete opposition in design and mathematics. The panel draws on A.N. Whitehead’s “fallacy of misplaced concreteness” as a provocation to

“The Valency of Misplaced Concreteness in Design and the Mathematical Sciences” Session at 4S 2017, Boston

For the 4S Annual Meeting 2017, I am co-organizer, along with Clare Kim of MIT’s STS Program, of a closed panel that rethinks the abstract-concrete opposition in design and mathematics. The panel draws on A.N. Whitehead’s “fallacy of misplaced concreteness” as a provocation to

“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

Invited talk on graph theory & design theory, 1960-1975 at the MIT SMArchS Colloquium

I was invited as one of the speakers at the fall 2015 MIT SMArchS Colloquium. My talk ‘For every field which has some structure’: Graph Theory & Design Theory, 1960-1975 was a synopsis of my ongoing PhD research on design theory and structural

Invited talk on graph theory & design theory, 1960-1975 at the MIT SMArchS Colloquium

I was invited as one of the speakers at the fall 2015 MIT SMArchS Colloquium. My talk ‘For every field which has some structure’: Graph Theory & Design Theory, 1960-1975 was a synopsis of my ongoing PhD research on design theory and structural