This symposium, “Simulating Natures,” explores how recent forms of media influence our understanding and formation of landscapes.
symposium: “Simulating Natures.”
Thursday, 03/19 – Friday, 03/20 // Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
It examines the substantial changes that have occurred within the digital realm over the last decade, focusing in particular on the development of computationally enabled imaging and modeling. How can we better engage the “invisibles”—biotic and abiotic interactions and flows—that exist outside of human creation but can only be understood through our systems of representation? This symposium considers emerging methods and vocabularies that engage this question; it looks to our allied fields—architecture, art, ecology, engineering, and philosophy—to seek points of convergence as well as to challenge our presumptions when designing with nature today.
March 19, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Keynote: James CORNER
March 20, 9.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Session 1: Flows (Modeling the Invisibles)
Session 2: Agents (Designing for the Invisibles)
Session 3: Indicators (Revealing the Invisibles)
Participants: Michael F. ALLEN, William W. BRAHAM; Bradley CANTRELL; Alex FELSON; Josh FREESE; Natalie JEREMIJENKO; Steven O. KIMBROUGH; Anuradha MATHUR; Karen M’CLOSKEY; Heidi NEPF; Philip ORTON; Claudia PASQUERO; Robert PIETRUSKO; Carlo RATTI; Eduardo RICO; David SALOMON; Orkan TELHAN; Dana TOMLIN; Keith VANDERSYS; Michael WEISBERG; and Richard WELLER.
Simulating Natures is organized by Karen M’CLOSKEY and Keith VANDERSYS with generous support from PennDesign.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required: [REGISTER]