MONTHLY TALK - ADAM GREENFIELD
THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 2014
TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world’s greatest artists, thinkers and doers. Adam Greenfield was our speaker in August.
Following his presentation at DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival) 2014, Adam joined us to give his talk ‘At the end of the world, plant a tree: Practises and considerations for the twilight of human time.’
Over the last decade, Adam Greenfield has written and consulted widely on issues at the intersection of design, technology and culture, with an increasing focus on how these things interact in and condition our experience of cities.
He is the author of Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing (2006), Urban computing and its discontents (2007 with Mark Shepard), Against the Smart City (2013) and the forthcoming The city is here for you to use.
“A critical inquiry into the constrained reality of the smart city and its free-floating narratives. Adam Greenfield’s vast knowledge about the subject allows him to pinpoint the extreme moment where ‘the ideology of the smart city finds its purest expression.’ A great piece of analysis, a sharp exegesis — and great writing.”
- Praise for Against the Smart City, Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, author of The Global City.
Adam Greenfield is Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities, and founder and managing director of the New York-based design practice Urbanscale.
Adam has previously co-taught Urban Computing at NYU, with Kevin Slavin, as part of their Interactive Telecommunications Program. With his wife, Nurri Kim, he co-founded the undisciplinary design collective Do projects, which publishes books, pamphlets, and editions, and otherwise underwrites explorations into space and experience.
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