The AIA New York Chapter is hosting Bits + Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication on October 13 at the Center for Architecture. The one-and-a-half day symposium will bring together some of the most influential thinkers and achievers in design, technology, fabrication and publishing to discuss ways in which the discipline of architecture - enabled by fundamental technological advances - can re-establish itself as a driver of cultural change beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline.
Bits + Mortar will target the general public, business leaders, artists, professionals and all those who believe architects can and must do more to bring about thoughtful, substantive - even intimate - change, especially in a time of diminishing resources and increasing political fragmentation.
Featured speakers include Nicholas Negroponte, an architect, co-founder, and Chairman Emeritus of MIT's Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC); the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, FAIA; and Esther Dyson, the former Forbes journalist and Wall Street technology analyst.
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