Alisa Andrasek Lecture: High Resolution Fabric of Architecture

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Lectures Los Angeles, CA, USA September 19, 2018

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Alisa Andrasek – professor of design innovation at RMIT in Melbourne, professor in the division of philosophy, art and critical thought at the EGS in Saas Fee, founder of the cutting-edge Wonderlab at UCL Bartlettand of the research-design lab Biothing – delivers this talk at SCI-Arc. Her work posits that architecture is as fundamentally informational as it is material, and explores new approaches for the accelerated architectural synthesis, under conditions of the rapidly expanding volumes of computation and information available. Instead of mimicking human logic, her work embraces a new kind of logic entirely, with the capacity to solve problems and reveal territories that were previously unreachable to human cognition. By embracing the inhuman side of the equation, we uncover a usage of computation in design that is more natural to the processes of computation.

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