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Jeffrey Kipnis & Eric Owen Moss Look You Got It All...
Jeffrey Kipnis and Eric Owen Moss discuss the importance of designers anticipating what will be technological feasible, stressing...
Antón García-Abril Current Work
Antón García-Abril begins by discussing "Beams," i.e. projects that involve technology inserted in a site, including the...
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Alex McDowell discusses his work on the film Fight Club and the process involved in creating the sets. He also shows...
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Alex McDowell discusses his work on a number of upcoming and well known films including Fight Club, Minority...
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Alex McDowell describes his interest in transmedia space and the breakdown of traditional barriers between disciplines. He...
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Florencia Pita introduces production designer Alex McDowell. Pita reads a text by McDowell detailing materials used in the film...
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Alex McDowell shows examples of his work, stressing pre-visualization techniques for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
José Oubrerie
José Oubrerie shows the audience drawings given to him by Le Corbusier, and his own sketches--some produced as he addresses the...

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Jeffrey Kipnis and Eric Owen Moss discuss the importance of designers anticipating what will be technological feasible, stressing the element of wonder or surprise as a core value. To a question about whether new tools help or hinder this wonder, Moss argues it’s a question of seeing where the tools haven’t been. Kipnis suggests that new tools never quite solve the problem they were designed to address, but, rather, create a new mode of practice.


Antón García-Abril Current Work

October 2, 2013 | Video Lecturer:
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Antón García-Abril begins by discussing “Beams,” i.e. projects that involve technology inserted in a site, including the Balancing Act installation at the 2010 Venice Biennale, the Hemeroscopium house in Madrid (2005). In the section “Stones,” he reviews projects that are engaged with their sites, including the Truffle House (2010), a music school in Vista Alegre (2002), the SGAE headquarters (2004), and the Telcel Theatre in Mexico City (2013). In “The Big Bang,” he discusses larger-scale projects including the 2013 Lab Towers proposal for Zhengzhou, and a 2013 proposal to exploit an existing abandoned railroad track to reorganize MIT campus.

 

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Marcelo Spina introduces Antón García-Abril as a European architect at MIT, whose work through Ensemble Studio is...
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Antón García-Abril discusses several larger-scale projects including an installation for the Shanghai Biennale (2013), the 2013...

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Alex McDowell discusses his work on the film Fight Club and the process involved in creating the sets. He also shows images of and talks about his recent work on a robot opera, Death and the Powers, with MIT. A large challenge for the opera was to create an emotive experience for the audience using robotic gesture and interdisciplinary creativity.


Alex McDowell

April 4, 2012 | Video Lecturer:
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Alex McDowell discusses his work on a number of upcoming and well known films including Fight Club, Minority Report, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He also discusses changes in the filmmaking process and the overlap in tools between disciplines. McDowell also talks about his recent work on a robot opera in collaboration with MIT.

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April 4, 2012 | Video Lecturer:

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Alex McDowell shows examples of his work, stressing pre-visualization techniques for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Minority Report, and Fight Club. He talks about the advantages of pre-vis and its use as a fundamental tool for prototyping. He also discusses his work on Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal and the recreation of an airplane terminal.


José Oubrerie

November 2, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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José Oubrerie shows the audience drawings given to him by Le Corbusier, and his own sketches–some produced as he addresses the audience–to explain the process behind the Church of St. Pierre in Firminy. He stresses the importance of maintaining the church’s original design, while solving problems using contemporary technology. He also discusses his own idependent work.

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Todd Gannon introduces José Oubrerie. Gannon briefly reviews Oubrerie's body of work, his teaching, and his collaborations with...
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