Mode Lab is very excited to announce the launch of the Embedded Intelligence Lecture Series, a trio of free, live-streaming discussions put forth by leading academics and broadcast via Google Hangouts on Air.
Curated by Gil Akos, Evan Greenberg, and Ronnie Parsons, these lectures aim to interrogate three main lines of inquiry--material systems, natural systems, and machanic systems. Each esteemed presenter will discuss how designers can approach problems through the lens of Embedded Intelligence in practice, research, and academia. There will be an in-person audience at the Architectural Association in London and a recording of the series will be available on-demand through the AA's online lecture video catalog.
The first lecture, Biological Intelligence, will take place on February 3
and will feature The Living
's David Benjamin. Winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, Benjamin has created paradigm-shifting projects such as Living Light
, an interactive canopy in Seoul that reacts to air quality, and Amphibious Architecture
, a project which expresses pollution levels in the Hudson River.
Future lectures will be given by Michael Winestock of the Architectural Association and Skylar Tibbits of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT.