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Sun 10.14.2012

Bits & Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication

Approved for a total of AIA CES 8.5 LUs | 8.5 HSW over the course of the symposium

When: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM SUNDAY, ARCHTOBER 14

Where: At The Center   

Bits and Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication is a Saturday symposium – with a Sunday evening keynote by Frank Gehry - that will discuss how architecture enabled by digital technology can drive cultural change beyond its traditional boundaries.

AGENDA – Sunday, October 14, 2012
5:00pm – 7:00pm Special Keynote & Discussion: From the Beginning into the Future
Keynote Speaker - Frank Gehry, FAIA, Principal, Gehry Partners
Discussion -  Nicholas Negroponte, Founder – MIT Media Lab, OLPC
Moderator - Julie Iovine

Please follow this link for more information on Saturday's programming


Member Reserved Conference Seat $175
Non-Member Reserved Conference Seat $225

These tickets are for both Saturday and Sunday.
Reserved Conference seat tickets are for a single assigned seat in Tafel Hall for both Saturday and Sunday and are transferrable (more information on sharing is available on registration)

Member Saturday Morning Seat $60
Non-Member Saturday Morning Seat $80

Breakfast and Lunch Included

Member Saturday Afternoon Seat $60
Non-Member Saturday Afternoon Seat $80

Featuring Esther Dyson and Nicholas Negroponte

Member Sunday Evening Seat $60
Non-MemberSunday Evening Seat $80

Featuring Frank Gehry and Nicholas Negroponte

Seats to individual sessions are first come first served and non-transferrable.

Member Standing Room $25
Non-Member Standing Room $50

Standing room tickets are for a standing room spot in our upstairs gallery to watch a live stream projection of the conference.
These tickets are only offered for the entire conference.
There will be no refunds available for this event.

Livestreaming of any of the panels can be purchased on our Webinars Page

Speaker Profile – Sunday Evening Session

Frank Gehry, FAIA, is an award-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. His buildings, including his private residence, have been cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture and have earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium Imperiale Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal. Mr. Gehry's best-known works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and 8 Spruce St. in New York.

Nicholas Negroponte is an American architect best known as co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC). He studied at MIT in both the undergraduate and graduate Architecture programs, focusing his research on issues of computer-aided design (CAD). He earned a Master's degree in architecture from MIT in 1966 and for several years thereafter, divided his teaching time between MIT, Yale, Michigan and UC Berkeley. In 1967, he founded MIT's Architecture Machine Group, a combination lab and think tank, which studied new approaches to human-computer interaction. In 1985, Negroponte co-created the MIT Media Lab with Jerome B. Wiesner, where, as director, he developed the lab into the pre-eminent computer science laboratory for new media and investigations into human-computer interaction.
Julie Iovine (Moderator) is an architecture and design reporter, editor and critic with an international reputation based on more than a decade as a featured reporter and editor at The New York Times and its Sunday Magazine. She was most recently architecture critic for The Architect's Newspaper. Iovine continues to write for a wide range of publications including Architectural Digest (Germany), Art Review (UK), Art & Auction, Architectural Record, ID, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Town & Country. She is the author of Guggenheim: New York/Bilbao (Princeton Architectural Press), Michael Graves (Chronicle), Chic Simple: Home (Knopf) and a contributor to essays in Minimum: Home (Phaidon) and Ingo Mauer (Cooper-Hewitt / Assouline).

Special thanks to the sponsors of Bits + Mortar


Array Health Systems
Bentley Systems
Point B Design
Robert Silman Associates
VIP Networks

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List as of 9/27/2012

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012. 


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