How do technological systems condition creative practices?
In this lecture Daniel Cardoso Llach will discuss his new book Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design (Routledge, 2015), an intellectual history of computational design systems linking postwar anxieties and technological utopias with contemporary architecture.
Examining how different architects and theorists such as Nicholas Negroponte and Frank Gehry adopted (and adapted) cold war era technologies and discourses, the lecture will shed light on the origins of computation and software as infrastructural technologies for design, on the ways they have shaped our imagination, and propose ways to operate critically and creatively within them.
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This talk organised by the Informed Matters Research Group, a UAL CoP comprising academic and research staff from CCW, CSM, LCC and LCF. The CoP’s focus is to explore models of matter that apply to various art and design practice and how they are changing in the our digital and post-industrial culture.