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#SCIArc: Architecture in the Age of Digital Media

SCI-Arc Gallery
September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
September 14, 2016 at 9:00pm

The symposium aims to address the speculative directions for architecture in relation to contemporary digital culture. As information becomes increasingly mobile, instantaneous and pervasive, we take look at the current impact of digital media and the roles online publications and social media will play in the future of architecture and design.

Birgit Lohmann: CEO/Editor in Chief, designboom
Devin Gharakhanian: Creative Director, SuperArchitects
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg: Managing Editor and Podcast Co-Producer, Archinect
Lucy Redoglia: Digital Marketing and Social Media, LACMA
Benjamin Bratton: SCI-Arc Visiting Faculty, Cultural Studies and Author of The Stack

Bruno Juricic: Architect, curator and entrepreneur.

Watch the live stream on the SCI-Arc Facebook Page.

Birgit Lohmann is founder and editor-in-chief of designboom. Established in 1999, is the world's first cultural online magazine for architecture and design news, jumpstarting emerging talent and giving creatives the breaking news they need to know, everyday. It is the go to creative resource for manufacturers, cultural institutions, governmental departments for economic growth within the design industry, fair and events.

Devin Gharakhanian is co-founder and creative director of SuperArchitects, a global (publication + media) network influencing architectures’ future counterculture. Although primarily trained as an architect through the academic and professional world, his antidisciplinary desires continue and lead him towards alternative scenarios such as urban dynamics, design fiction, social culture, all in which integrate emerging technologies. Currently, Devin has been developing a new type of collaborative design lab within the basis of visual strategy and environmental design, along with pursuing independent research towards soſtware/content within virtual reality - questioning or speculating Architectures’ future through a more user-interactive or immersive way of storytelling.

Amelia Taylor-Hochberg is a writer, editor and podcaster in Los Angeles. As Managing Editor and Podcast Producer for Archinect, she works to make architecture more accessible and expansive—by developing original editorial, podcast discussions, and live events. Outside of Archinect, Amelia co-runs The Conflict Arrives, a “conceptual studio” that makes stuff like a board game about Los Angeles. She has been published in A+U and the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, and is also a contributor to Hawkmoth, an online science quarterly, and writes about television and film for Tiny Mix Tapes. She has a BA with Honors in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she wrote her thesis on the aesthetics of molecular gastronomy, and swore she'd never move back to LA.

Lucy Redoglia is a museum marketing and communications specialist, currently working as Social Media Manager the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has received international acclaim for her imaginative and forward thinking approach to social media; notably, a Webby award for LACMA’s Snapchat. From 2009–2015, Lucy worked in the Digital Media department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contributing to many aspects of digital strategy including email marketing, website imaging and design, and social media. Lucy also built the social media presence for ArtPrivée, an online directory of private art collections around the world, and a resource for art enthusiasts and collectors. She is particularly interested in the ways technology can enhance communication and engagement with art. Lucy loves the encyclopedic collections of the museums for which she has worked, bringing awareness of the museum initiatives and their artworks to a global audience.

Benjamin H. Bratton is a theorist whose work spans Philosophy, Art and Design. He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. His research is situated at the intersections of political & social theory, emerging computational media & infrastructure, and interdisciplinary design methodologies. His next book, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, will be published by MIT Press. Bratton has lectured widely, and is the author of dozens of essays, articles, book chapters, in both academic and popular publications. He has been a visiting lecturer and critic at Columbia, Princeton, UCLA, Parsons/ The New School, The Strelka Institute (Moscow), Art Center College of Design, Michigan, Die Angewandte (Vienna), Bauhaus-University, Moscow State, among many others.

Bruno Juricic is an architect, curator and entrepreneur. Juricic graduated from the University of Architecture in Venice IUAV, Italy and later received his MSc degree in Urban Strategies, with excellence, from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he studied under the auspices of Wolf Prix. Juricic is a director / CEO of Atelier Bruno Juricic ABJ , a small, and agile international design practice. Recently, ABJ started the construction of the IT Campus ( Pangea ) for the IT tech company called INFOBIP, that is one world’s leading company in the interaction between people and enterprises through mobile technology.