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Neural Architecture Symposium

The Neural Architecture Symposium at Taubman College presents itself as an opportunity to survey the emerging field of Architecture and Artificial Intelligence and to reflect on the implications of a world increasingly entangled in questions of the agency, culture, and ethics of AI. This rapidly developing field of architectural inquiry is ripe for a rigorous interrogation. Almost daily, new practices emerge that focus on the incredible opportunities that an expanded human mind through AI offer for the discipline of architecture. At the same time, AI is observed with suspicion in regards to potentially displacing entire practices out of the field. The symposium oscillates between those poles of tension, in order to inform the public audience and the discipline, about the status quo and the vision of this paradigm-changing new ecology of design.

The keynote speaker will be Lev Manovich on Wednesday, November 2 at 5 p.m.

Schedule

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Lev Manovich
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Taubman College Commons

Exhibition Opening Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Liberty Research Annex

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Symposium Sessions
9:00am - 6:00pm
Taubman College Commons

Session 1:  An Introduction into our world through the eyes of artificial intelligence 
Session 2: Do Machines dream of architecture?
Session 3: Neural Architecture – A paradigm shift in architecture design
Session 4: Roundtable: The emergence of a posthuman design ecology

Detailed session descriptions and schedules can be viewed at neural-architecture.org

Thursday sessions are each eligible for 1.5 AIA LU (AIA Provider #60114128, Course #NASS1, #NASS2, and #NASS3) 

This event is supported by the Guido A. Binda Exhibit and Lecture fund. For seven decades, Guido Binda, B.Arch.'31, practiced architecture in Western Michigan, specializing in school design. Guido, with his wife Elizabeth, created this fund to provide for an exhibit program and annual lecture by visiting professionals.

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