J. Irwin Miller Symposium

"Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation"

Event Time

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:30pm


Hastings Hall (basement level of Paul Rudolph Hall) See map
180 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511

20-22 February 2014 (Thursday - Saturday)

Alisa Andrasek, Paola Antonelli, Benjamin Aranda, Phillip Bernstein, Brennan Buck, Mario Carpo, Lise Anne Couture, Peggy Deamer, Peter Eisenman, Michael Hansmeyer,  Mark Foster Gage, Charles Jencks, Mathias Kohler, Sanford Kwinter, Jennifer Leung, Greg Lynn, Brian Massumi, Frédéric Migayrou, Philippe Morel, Emmanuel Petit, Dagmar Richter, Jenny Sabin, Bernard Tschumi, Michael Young, Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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In the course of the last twenty years digital technologies have changed the way architecture is conceived and made.  New architectural theories have responded to and interpreted technological change, and since the early 1990s a new, theoretically driven digital style has deeply marked the history of architectural form.

But today's digital style is no longer that of the 1990s.  While many intuitions and anticipations of the architectural avant-gardes of the early 1990s have already become a reality, digitally intelligent architecture is now facing new challenges, prompted by rapid techno-social change, disciplinary constraints, and ideological straitjackets.

This symposium will convene protagonists from different realms of today's digitally intelligent architecture, and invite them to assess the way their own digital work has changed over time, or relates to the work of their predecessors or followers.
By looking at our digital present in a historical perspective, and emphasizing the continuing rift between our modernist and post-modern allegiances, this symposium reflects the vitality and diversity of today's digital design scene, aiming to highlight some of the oppositions that animate today's digital discourse among the design professions.