Videos | Yearly Archives: 2007 (14)

Mark Foster Gage The Forces Of Effervescence
Mark Foster Gage discusses the aesthetics of computation by explaining the role of process and how architects can rethink the...
Suha Ozkan
Suha Ozkan presents an overview of his experience as an organizer of a competition for the master plan of Istanbul as well as...
William Mitchell
Director of the MIT Media Lab Smart Cities research group William Mitchell presents two of the group's recent projects: the...
Meejin Yoon And Eric H?weler Public Works Projects In Play
Meejin Yoon and Eric H?weler are award winning practitioners of a "multidisciplinary practice, operating in the space between...
Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung kē ärō’...
Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discusses their installation kē ärō' skŏŏr'ō with Eric Owen Moss. The...
Dragonfly By Emergent And Buro Happold
Inside the "Dragonfly" installation, Eric Owen Moss moderates a discussion with the designer, Tom Wiscombe and Kevin Regalado of...
CJ Lim Being English
SCI-Arc faculty member Andy Ku introduces CJ Lim. Lim reflects on the connotations of Being English and how British culture,...
Steve Roden
Steve Roden describes himself as a "painter who also works with sound." From his childhood drawings to his full-scale...

Mark Foster Gage The Forces Of Effervescence

November 28, 2007 | Video Lecturer:
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Mark Foster Gage discusses the aesthetics of computation by explaining the role of process and how architects can rethink the computer’s role in the end result. Gage describes moving beyond the view of the computer as a simple set of techniques, and advocates taping into the aesthetic qualities produced by computers. Gage considers the role of the “processor” by explaining how architects take technique and material aspects and allow innovation to come from within the practice.

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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Mark Gage by discussing the vital issue of the production and autonomy of form in relation to...
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Gage explains the dominant activities of architectural education are diagramming and programming, creating an attitude towards...
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Gage goes on to explain his work in relation to the sublime, incorporating ideas of vastness. For the National Library of the...

Suha Ozkan

November 14, 2007 | Video Lecturer:
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Suha Ozkan presents an overview of his experience as an organizer of a competition for the master plan of Istanbul as well as another competition for the redevelopment of the Kartal district. Three offices competed for each project, each with a different strategy for re-imagining Istanbul’s position within it’s complex geo-political and historical setting. The winner of the competition, Zaha Hadid, faces unique challenges in realizing the project, which Ozkan is charged with navigating.

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In his introduction, Eric Owen Moss contrasts historical awareness in Turkey with historical illiteracy in the U.S. He then...
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Ozkan documents the history of the competition for the redevelopment of Istanbul and Kartal. He explains his intention to invite...
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Ozkan reviews the issues that arrise after selecting Zaha Hadid's plan. One involves private versus public financing. Another...

William Mitchell

Director of the MIT Media Lab Smart Cities research group William Mitchell presents two of the group’s recent projects: the CityCar and the RoboScooter. Mitchell discusses the potential impact of these “mobility devices” on cities including New York and Taipei. The concepts of mesh networks, intelligent energy use and modularity are all considered in the description of his current work.

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A former student of Mitchell's introduces some of the background to the projects covered. William Mitchell's involvement at MIT...
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Mitchell introduces the RoboScooter and visualizes a model of the scooter in use in Taipei. In this scenario rentable batteries...

Meejin Yoon And Eric H?weler Public Works Projects In Play

October 10, 2007 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Meejin Yoon and Eric H?weler are award winning practitioners of a “multidisciplinary practice, operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape.” For this lecture Public Works: Projects In Play they discuss the three notions of play that factor into their designs; play as a “cultural activity, as materials coming together, and putting something in play.” These three notions are made clear through their presentation of several projects including White Noise White Light created for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and Loop an unbuilt design for PS1 MOMA.

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Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung kē ärō’ skŏŏr’ō

Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discusses their installation  ärō‘ skŏŏr’ō with Eric Owen Moss. The installation consists of roughly 180 wall-mounted ellipses that were back-lit with LED lighting. The pattern is taken from a photograph of Nina Simone, which is faintly recognizable. Moss likens their project to the Zip-a-Tone
screentone product once common with cartoonists. Hodgetts and Fung describe some the the serendipitous aspects of the project. Hodgetts referrs to the installation as a way of “painting with light,” and “place-making device” similar to a Zen rock garden.

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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discusses their installation kē ärō' skŏŏr'ō with Eric Owen Moss. The installation consists...
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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discusses their installation kē ärō’ skŏŏr’ō with Eric Owen Moss. Hodgetts and Fung...
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Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung discusses their installation kē ärō’ skŏŏr’ō with Eric Owen Moss. Hodgetts referrs to the...

Dragonfly By Emergent And Buro Happold

Inside the “Dragonfly” installation, Eric Owen Moss moderates a discussion with the designer, Tom Wiscombe and Kevin Regalado of the firm Emergent, and Steve Boak and Matthew Melnyk of the engineering firm Buro Happold. The panelists discuss “Dragonfly” as an experiment in the fluid feedback of design sensibility, engineering innovation, and the digital fabrication.

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CJ Lim Being English

April 4, 2007 | Video Lecturer:
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SCI-Arc faculty member Andy Ku introduces CJ Lim. Lim reflects on the connotations of Being English and how British culture, humor, inventiveness and multiculturalism are an inspiration to his own practice. He emphasizes his interest in narrative and the telling of stories through projects and the poetics of architectural drawings and models. Lim presents some of his practice’s Studio 8 work, with a special emphasis on the project for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004.

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SCI-Arc instructor Andy Ku introduces CJ Lim as the speaker.
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CJ Lim discusses the importance of narrative and storytelling in his work by presenting examples of work from some of Studio 8...
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CJ Lim presents projects that attempt to restructure sites in traditionally single-culture places. The projects discussed include...
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CJ Lim discusses Virtually Venice, a project curated by Peter Cook for the Venice Architecture Biennale of 2004. He describes how...

Steve Roden

March 28, 2007 | Video Lecturer:

Steve Roden describes himself as a “painter who also works with sound.” From his childhood drawings to his full-scale installations, Roden discusses the ideas behind his diverse body of art work. Roden describes how he conveys his sense of the feelings evoked by space through manipulated audio recordings. He also describes the coding behind his generative art, which translates an input, yet cannot be traced back to it.

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Roden talks about his audio-visual works with architectural implications. Here he describes the audio recordings that he made in...
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Roden concludes his lecture by talking about a project he had been working on at the time of this lecture. Here Roden describes...