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OPPORTUNITY

media . architecture . computing MArch+MFA dual degree program


Deadline:
Fri Jan 15, 2010 00:00

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

media . architecture . computing
MArch + MFA Dual Degree Program
Departments of Architecture and Media Study
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

http://cast.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2010

Computing has changed the way we think, feel, and operate in the modern world. This has profound consequences for the way we conceive, perceive and interact within built environments. Moving beyond screen-based simulations and interactive environments, media-architecture hybrids incorporate both the virtual and material dimensions of everyday life. As sites of practice for media, architecture and computing converge, new avenues for research and experimentation arise that require an expanded knowledgebase. Recognizing this challenge, the departments of Architecture and Media Study offer a dual degree program in Media, Architecture & Computing, one of the only such programs in the country.

This transdisciplinary program offers dual terminal degrees, the fully accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Working with distinguished faculty in the departments of Architecture and Media Study, students conduct research and creative explorations in responsive architecture, robotics, networked performance, physical computing, locative media, pervasive gaming, kinetic structures, parametric design, and digital fabrication, among others. With a focus on providing a critical context for experimental practice, this program provides the advanced skills necessary to engage contemporary confluences of architecture and computational media.

This program combines the 2-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 94 credit hours for applicants holding an undergaduate degree in Architecture, or the 3.5-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 145 credit hours for students for applicants from other fields.

FACULTY:

Core Faculty: Marc Böhlen, Omar Khan, Mark Shepard
Affiliated Faculty: Josephine Anstey, Eric Conrad, Tony Conrad, Jordan Geiger, Shadi Nazarian, Dave Pape, Teri Rueb, Hadas Steiner

FUNDING AND SUPPORT:

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions available to exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates.

AFFILIATED RESEARCH CENTERS AND LABS:

Media Robotics Lab
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mrbohlen/mediaroboticsindex.html

Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies
http://cast.ap.buffalo.edu

Intermedia Performance Studio (IPS)
http://ips.buffalo.edu/

FULL PROGRAM INFO:

Program Website: http://cast.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/
Department of Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu
Department of Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu

TO APPLY:

Applicants to the program must apply to and be accepted by both departments. For further information on application procedures and forms, visit:

Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/architecture/admissions/graduate.asp
Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/s/grad_application.shtml

Or contact:

Mark Shepard
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Departments of Architecture and Media Study
shepard6@buffalo.edu
716.829.3485 x 308


EVENT

Toward the Sentient City


Dates:
Thu Sep 17, 2009 00:00 - Tue Sep 08, 2009

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Toward the Sentient City
An exhibition critically exploring the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture, and urban space

Curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York
September 17-November 7, 2009

www.sentientcity.net

Opening reception
Thursday, September 17, 2009
6:00-9:00 p.m.
457 Madison Avenue
New York City

As computing leaves the desktop and spills out onto the sidewalks, streets, and public spaces of the world around us, we increasingly find information processing capacity embedded within and distributed throughout the material fabric of everday urban space. Artifacts and systems we interact with on a daily basis collect, store, and process information about us, or are activated by our movements and transactions. Ubiquitous computing evangelists herald a coming age of urban infrastructure capable of sensing and responding to the events and activities transpiring around them. Imbued with the capacity to remember, correlate and anticipate, this near-future “sentient” city is envisioned as being capable of reflexively monitoring its environment and our behavior within it, becoming an active agent in the organization of everyday life in urban public space.

Toward the Sentient City explores alternate trajectories for the design and inhabitation of this near-future urban environment. Organized around five newly commissioned projects distributed throughout the city, the exhibition features:

Too Smart City
JooYoun Paek, David Jimison

Amphibious Architecture
Living Architecture Lab (David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang), xdesign Environmental Health Clinic (Natalie Jeremijenko)

Natural Fuse
Usman Haque, Nitipak Samsen, Ai Hasegawa, Cesar Harada, Barbara Jasinowicz

Trash Track
SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT

Breakout!
Anthony Townsend (Institute for the Future), Georgia Borden, Amanda Kross, Jung Hoon Kim, Antonina Simeti (DEGW), Dana Spiegel (NYC wireless), Laura Forlano (Parsons The New School for Design), Tony Bacigalupo (New Work City), Sean Savage (PariSoMa), Elysse Preposi (Sarah Lawrence College)

For more information, visit www.sentientcity.net or (beginning September 18) the Sentient City Hub:

The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue
New York City
Monday-Saturday (Closed Thursday), 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Toward the Sentient City was made possible by the J. Clawson Mills Fund of the Architectural League and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning and the Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Buffalo.

League programs are also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


OPPORTUNITY

media . architecture . computing MArch+MFA dual degree program


Deadline:
Thu Jan 15, 2009 00:00

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

media . architecture . computing
MArch + MFA Dual Degree Program

Departments of Architecture and Media Study
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2009

Computing has changed the way we think, feel, and operate in the modern world. This has profound consequences for the way we conceive, perceive and interact within built environments. Moving beyond screen-based simulations and interactive environments, media-architecture hybrids incorporate both the virtual and material dimensions of everyday life. As sites of practice for media, architecture and computing converge, new avenues for research and experimentation arise that require an expanded knowledgebase. Recognizing this challenge, the departments of Architecture and Media Study offer a dual degree program in Media, Architecture & Computing, one of the only such programs in the country.

This trans-disciplinary program offers dual terminal degrees, the fully accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Working with distinguished faculty in the departments of Architecture and Media Study, students conduct research and creative explorations in responsive architecture, robotics, networked performance, physical computing, locative media, pervasive gaming, kinetic structures, parametric design, and digital fabrication, among others. With a focus on providing a critical context for experimental practice, this program provides the advanced skills necessary to engage contemporary confluences of architecture and computational media.

This program combines the 2-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 94 credit hours for applicants holding an undergaduate degree in Architecture, or the 3.5-year accredited M.Arch. and the M.F.A. for a total of 145 credit hours for students for applicants from other fields.

FACULTY:

Core Faculty: Marc Böhlen, Omar Khan, Mark Shepard
Affiliated Faculty: Josephine Anstey, Tony Conrad, Shadi Nazarian, Dave Pape, Hadas Steiner

FUNDING AND SUPPORT:

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions available to exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates.

AFFILIATED RESEARCH CENTERS AND LABS:

Media Robotics Lab
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mrbohlen/mediaroboticsindex.html

Center for Virtual Architecture
http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu

Intermedia Performance Studio (IPS)
http://ips.buffalo.edu/

FULL PROGRAM INFO:

Program Website: http://cva.ap.buffalo.edu/mac/
Department of Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu
Department of Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu

TO APPLY:

Applicants to the program must apply to and be accepted by both departments. For further information on application procedures and forms, visit:

Architecture: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/architecture/admissions/graduate.asp
Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/s/grad_application.shtml

Or contact:

Mark Shepard
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Departments of Architecture and Media Study
shepard6@buffalo.edu
716.829.3485 x 308


EVENT

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy


Dates:
Fri Nov 07, 2008 00:00 - Fri Nov 07, 2008

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy
+ Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy, Laura Forlano and Dharma Dailey
+ Suspicious Images, Latent Interfaces, Benjamin Bratton and Natalie Jeremijenko

Download a free PDF copy: http://www.situatedtechnologies.net/?q=node/88
Buy a printed copy: www.lulu.com/content/4775753

Advocacy is the act of arguing on behalf of a particular cause, idea or person, and addresses issues including self-advocacy, environmental protection, the rights of women, youth and minorities, social justice, the re-structured digital divide and political reform.

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy considers how situated technologies have been—or might be—mobilized toward changing and/or influencing social or political policies, practices, and beliefs. What new forms of advocacy are enabled by contemporary location-based or context-aware media and information systems? How might they lend tactical support to the process of managing information flows and disseminating strategic knowledge that influences individual behavior or opinion, corporate conduct or public policy and law?

+++ About the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series +++

Series Editors: Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard
Published by the Architectural League of New York

The Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series extends a discourse initiated in the summer of 2006 by a three-month-long discussion on the Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC) mailing list that culminated in the Architecture and Situated Technologies symposium at the Urban Center and Eyebeam in New York, co-produced by the Center for Virtual Architecture (CVA), the Architectural League of New York and the iDC. The series explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism: how our experience of space and the choices we make within it are affected by a range of mobile, pervasive, embedded or otherwise “situated” technologies. Published three times a year over three years, the series is structured as a succession of nine “conversations” between researchers, writers and other practitioners from architecture, art, philosophy of technology, comparative media studies, performance studies, and engineering.

For more information about the series, visit www.situatedtechnologies.net

+++ About the Architectural League +++

The mission of the Architectural League is to advance the art of architecture.

The League carries out its mission by promoting excellence and innovation, and by fostering community and discussion in an independent forum for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines. We present the work and ideas of the world’s most interesting and influential architects and designers to New York, national and international audiences, through lectures, exhibitions, publications, and the worldwide web. We identify and encourage talented young architects, through competitions, grants, exhibitions, and publications. And we help shape the future of our built environment by stimulating debate and provoking design thinking about the critical issues of our time.

The Architectural League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. League programs are also made possible by contributions from foundations, corporations, and League members and friends.

For more information about League programs, visit www.archleague.org.


EVENT

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 2: Urban Versioning System 1.0


Dates:
Tue Jun 24, 2008 00:00 - Tue Jun 24, 2008

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 2:
Urban Versioning System 1.0
Matthew Fuller and Usman Haque
(Illustrations by David Cuesta)


Now available from Lulu.com - www.lulu.com/content/2734646

The second volume of the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series asks the question: what lessons can architecture learn from software development, and more specifically, from the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement? Written in the form of a quasi-license, Urban Versioning System 1.0 posits seven constraints that, if followed, will contribute to an open source urbanism that radically challenges the conventional ways in which cities are constructed.

+++ About the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series +++

Series Editors: Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard
Published by the Architectural League of New York

The Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series extends a discourse initiated in the summer of 2006 by a three-month-long discussion on the Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC) mailing list that culminated in the Architecture and Situated Technologies symposium at the Urban Center and Eyebeam in New York, co-produced by the Center for Virtual Architecture (CVA), the Architectural League of New York and the iDC. The series explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism: how our experience of space and the choices we make within it are affected by a range of mobile, pervasive, embedded or otherwise “situated” technologies. Published three times a year over three years, the series is structured as a succession of nine “conversations” between researchers, writers and other practitioners from architecture, art, philosophy of technology, comparative media studies, performance studies, and engineering.

For more information about the series, visit www.situatedtechnologies.net

+++ About the Architectural League +++

The mission of the Architectural League is to advance the art of architecture.

The League carries out its mission by promoting excellence and innovation, and by fostering community and discussion in an independent forum for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines. We present the work and ideas of the world’s most interesting and influential architects and designers to New York, national and international audiences, through lectures, exhibitions, publications, and the worldwide web. We identify and encourage talented young architects, through competitions, grants, exhibitions, and publications. And we help shape the future of our built environment by stimulating debate and provoking design thinking about the critical issues of our time.

The Architectural League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. League programs are also made possible by contributions from foundations, corporations, and League members and friends.

For more information about League programs, visit www.archleague.org.