Synopsis: Computational approaches in design – largely summed up as “CAD, GIS, the Internet, and digital media” – transformed the design disciplines, and design education, in the twenty years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.
Start Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:15 PM
Location: New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition And Health(Ifnh)
Address: 61 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: 101
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Stephen Ervin, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Assistant Dean for Information Technology & Director of Computer Resources
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Additional Information: The more recent two decades have seen an explosion of derivative, related, and emergent braided currents of technologies and practices. In his lecture, Stephen Ervin discusses ten promising, intriguing, and potentially challenging current examples of these developments, with attention to their impacts on the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban design. Bio: Stephen M. Ervin is Assistant Dean for Information Technology at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Director of Computer Resources, and lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He holds an MLA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA). His current interests include Geodesign, innovation in digitally enabled design teaching and learning, and coding and algorithmic design. A pioneer in applications of computing in landscape architecture, planning and design, Ervin is the author of numerous articles, including “Digital Landscape Modeling, a Research Agenda” and the book, co-authored with Hope Hasbrouck, Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques for Landscape Visualization (McGraw Hill 2001).