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TVLab Trade Show


On March 10, 2023, the Taubman Visualization Lab (TVLab) is hosting TRADE SHOW – a one-day series of free and public lectures, workshops, installations, forums and tech demos focusing on emergent visualization technologies and their spatial applications.

Increasingly powerful, affordable, and intuitive, XR technology has seen sizable public and private sector investment from industries as diverse as education, healthcare, transportation and entertainment signaling that extended reality is diversely applicable, and here to stay. In the fields of architecture, design and planning, the story of XR’s applicability is still unfolding.  TRADE SHOW convenes a cross section of thinkers in academia, the professions, and industry to shine a light on current speculative and applied XR design and visualization practices and to spark conversation about adaptations yet to come.


Informal, interactive and approachable, TRADE SHOW events, staged concurrently throughout Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will sponsor unexpected discoveries across diverse topics.  Events will be held in Taubman College’s Commons, CMYK and TVLab spaces.



Time Event
8:00a - 9:00a Welcome Breakfast
9:00a - 10:00a Visualizing Health: Immersive and Intelligent Imagery in Medicine and Architecture
Speakers: Michelle Abersold, Robert Adams, Dawn Gilpin, Andrew M.
Ibrahim, Joy Knoblauch, Jonathan Rule, Upali Nanda (moderator)
Stream Link: https://youtube.com/live/qx4nrrOf8BE
10:00a - 11:00a Counter-AI Imaginaries
Conversation: Catherine Griffiths, Mother Cyborg (Diana Nucera)
Stream Link: https://youtube.com/live/z0S2sfckz9Y
12:30p - 1:30p dj Roger Th@t & Lunch Bao Boys
2:30p - 3:30p India Futures Project: Walking Around India in 2035
Speaker: Ayaz Basrai
Stream Link: https://youtube.com/live/D6K9NXGREPY
3:30p - 4:00p FREE DIRT Speaker: Leah Wulfman
4:00p - 5:00p Extended Reality: Extended Education
Speakers: Martin W. Andrews, Dr. Antonino Di Raimo
Stream Link: https://youtube.com/live/fxj5W25YOHc
5:30p - 6:30p TOGUNA WORLD and the Sanctuary of Dreams
Speaker: Pierre-Christophe Gam
Stream Link: https://youtube.com/live/EtVrTDR_Cd4


Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/thenewcommons

Time Event
10:00a - 11:30a XR in AEC: Transforming the Way We Design and Build
Participants: Dr. Arash Adel (moderator), Dr. Houtan Jebelli, Dr. Saleh
Kalantari, Dr.Timothy Sandy, Dr. Xi Wang
11:30a - 12:30p Products of Urbanism
Participants: Bryan Boyer (moderator), Jeffrey Anderson, Nneka Sobers,
Violet Whitney
1:30p - 2:30p Spaces for Performance
Speakers: Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli
2:30p - 6:00p Empathy in Point Clouds
Faculty Leads: Robert Adams, Dawn Gilpin
6:45p - 7:45p Intersections: Digital Materiality & Creative Practices featuring Snap-to-Grid
Speakers: Iván Abreu, Roberto Cabezas, Malitzin Cortés, Graciela Kasep


Time Event
8:00a - 8:00p Mixed Feelings
Faculty Lead: Thom Moran



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