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Architecture + Robotics Interfaces Seminar Speaker: Simon Kim

Architecture + Robotics Interfaces Seminar Speaker: Simon Kim

Simon Kim, Associate Professor, School of Design, UPenn

Simon Kim’s recent research has been an engagement with sensate environments: architecture of nonhuman agency in private spaces and in the commons. He is a licensed architect and researcher in applied sciences within the disciplines of architecture and urbanism. His research interests are the architectural implications of compound intelligence, autonomous devices, and their mediated design experiences. As an artist and designer, he has produced works on entropy, communication, and reconfiguration for the MoMA PS1, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the ICA.

Director of the Immersive Kinematics Lab and Principal of Ibañez Kim, his projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Pew Center for Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Heritage Foundation. He is also supported by residencies and fellowships at Autodesk, RAIR Philadelphia, MIT, and the Seoul Biennale. His graduate courses have partnerships with Seoul National University, Opera Philadelphia, and Tyler School of Art.

The Architecture + Robotics Interfaces Seminar Series is funded by the U-M Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Innovation Fund and the U-M Robotics Institute.