EVENT | Simulating Natures | March 19-20 2015

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Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys  with generous support from PennDesign are organising a “symposium explores how recent forms of media influence our understanding and formation of landscapes” with a keynote lecture by James Corner on March 19.

The symposium will examine the substantial changes that have occurred within the digital realm over the last decade, focusing in particular on the development of computationally enabled imaging and modeling. How can we better engage the “invisibles”—biotic and abiotic interactions and flows—that exist outside of human creation but can only be understood through our systems of representation? This symposium considers emerging methods and vocabularies that engage this question; it looks to our allied fields—architecture, art, ecology, engineering, and philosophy—to seek points of convergence as well as to challenge our presumptions when designing with nature today.

march 19, 6-8pm
Keynote: JAMES CORNER

march 20, 9-6pm
Session 1: Flows (Modeling the Invisibles)
Session 2: Agents (Designing for the Invisibles)
Session 3: Indicators (Revealing the Invisibles)

This event is organized by Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys with generous support from PennDesign.

Location |  LOWER GALLERY, Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost | Free and open to the public.  Registration is required: http://simulatingnatures.eventbrite.com/

For more information goto PennDesign Similating Natures