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APRIL 2014

LECTURES: Fri, March 21, 2014

M. Casey Rehm: Bariatric Caryatids: Figure in an Era of Social Networking and Surveillance

Friday, March 21, 1pm
Room 160

M. Casey Rehm's faculty talk expands on his research on re-appropriating the human figure in contemporary design.

Rehm's work explores attempts to produce empathetic effects from the coordination of abstracted figures into abnormal, or inhuman social behaviors negotiated through the use of complex adaptive systems, and the architectural potentials of a contemporary variation on the caryatid, or structural body. His work also looks at the role of self-image in a context of continuous surveillance and networking through the leveraging of 3D scaning to produce responsive environs and mutant avatars towards the production of novel methods of occupancy and accesorization.

M. Casey Rehm is the principal of Studio Kinch, a design and algorithmic consulting firm based in Brooklyn, New York. His current research focuses on the use of complex adaptive systems and contemporary interactive technology in the production of architecture, animation, product and graphic design. He received a MSAAD from Columbia University in 2009 and his BARCH from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. He has over 8 years of architectural experience, working for firms in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and London. In addition to his professional experience, he is currently a full time faculty member at SCI-Arc, where he teaches design studio in the advanced M.Arch 2 program and a visual studies seminar. Previously, he was also a full time faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has assisted studios at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pratt Institute.

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