02.20.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Neil Spiller: Communicating Vessels
Professor, Vice-Dean + Director of the AVATAR, Bartlett School of Architecture, London
Neil Spiller is Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory and a practicing architect. He is the M.Arch Course Director, Director of the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Group (AVATAR) and Vice Dean at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London. He is author of the book Digital Dreams - Architecture and the New Alchemic Technologies (1998). He is co-editor of AD Young Blood (2001), among many other AD titles, and is the former editor of Building Design Interactive magazine. He is co-editor with Peter Cook of The Power of Contemporary Architecture (1999) and the Paradox of Contemporary Architecture (2001). Spiller was also one of the ten international critics featured in the Phaidon book 10x10.
He lectures around the world and his work has been exhibited and published worldwide. His book, Visionary Architecture - Blueprints of the Modern Imagination was published by Thames and Hudson in November 2006 and his Digital Architecture NOW compendium of contemporary digital architectural practice will be published by Thames and Hudson during Spring 2008.
He was the 2002 John and Magda McHale Research Fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo.