College Events / Special Events
Future of Technology
Friday, September 24, 2010 1:30 PM–6:30 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:00 AM–4:15 PM
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Future of Technology Conference at University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, September 24-25, featured critics, practitioners and academics presenting how technology empowers, inspires and adapts. The presentations and hosted conversations by the international roster of speakers were free and open to the public.
Four conversations with the speakers were hosted throughout the conference:
Future of Technology is the 3rd conference in series of events (previous conferences being Future of Design, Fall 2009 and Future of Urbanism, Winter 2010) that bring together international experts to provide insight and debate on initiatives past, present and future. Conference presentations and conversations can found on the Taubman College YouTube channel.
Future of Technology Gallery
Future of Technology Speakers
Welcome and opening remarks by Dean Monica Ponce de Leon. Conference moderators include Taubman College architecture and urban planning faculty Karl Daubmann; Joe Grengs; Steven Mankouche; John Marshall; Malcolm McCullough; Kathy Velikov; and Glenn Wilcox.
Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Director, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis; Professor of Planning, The Bartlett, University College of London
AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Co-founder, Near Future Laboratory; Designer, Technologist, Researcher, Design Strategic Projects Studio, Nokia Design, Los Angeles
Researcher, Delft University of Technology
Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences; Director, High-Low Tech Research Group, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Innovation, Director, Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Executive Architect, Researcher, Temple Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
Professor and Architecture Section Head, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
Hernan Diaz Alonso
Founder and Principal, Xefirotarch; Graduate Thesis Coordinator and Distinguished Faculty Member, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Dean, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Principal, Evan Douglis Studio
Program Director, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (C.A.S.E.)
Founder, Pachube; Director, Haque Design + Research Ltd; CEO, Connected Environments Ltd.
Principal, Hood Design; Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of Visual Art, Steinhardt School, New York University
Principal, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture
Founder, WEATHERS; Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dean, School of Information, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
Senior writer, Gensler; Editor-at-large, Architect Magazine
Industry Strategy and Relations Manager for AEC Solutions, Autodesk, Inc.
Director, Undergraduate Program of Architectural Studies, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles; Principal, murmur
Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University; Editor and Co-founder, Praxis
Principal, IwamotoScott Architecture; Associate Professor of Architecture, California College of the Arts
Regents Professor of Geography; Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota
American Science Fiction Author; Professor of Internet Studies and Science Fiction at the European Graduate School
Director, Mobility Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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