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Bits + Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication
Where:  New York, NY - The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (map it)
When:   Saturday, October 13, 2012 - Monday, October 15, 2012

imageBits and Mortar: Architecture in the Age of Digital Communication is a Saturday symposium – with a Sunday evening keynote by Frank Gehry - that will discuss how architecture enabled by digital technology can drive cultural change beyond its traditional boundaries.

AGENDA – Saturday, October 13, 2012
8:30am - 9:15 am Breakfast, Greetings and Introductions
Remarks - Rick Bell, FAIA,  AIANY Executive Director
Remarks - Joseph J Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP,  AIANY President 2012
Remarks - David Piscuskas, FAIA, 1100 Architect
Overview - Paul Seletsky, AIA, AIANY Technology Committee Co-Chair

9:15am - 10:45am Morning Session – Energy, Education & Healthcare
Presenter - David Bartlett, VP IBM Smarter Buildings
Presenter - James Ramsey, The Low Line Project
Presenter - Zigmund Rubel, AIA, Aditazz
Moderator - Matthew Bremer, AIA, Architecture Information

10:45am - 11:00am Beverage Break

11:00am - 12:30pm Mid-Morning Session – Interactive Media, Materials, & Gaming
Presenter -  Richard Pasqua, Token Inc.
Presenter - Dr. Amy Ford, Deme Group
Presenter - Russell Lowe, University of New South Wales
Moderator - Jill Fehrenbacher, Inhabitat

12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch Session (Leica / Theometrics Presentation)
Presenter - David Rutledge, Leica Geosystems
Presenter - Sam Stathis, Theometrics

1:15pm – 2:45pm Afternoon Session – Robotics, Prosthetics & Research
Presenter -  Robyn Beavers, Dean Kamen Research & Development
Presenter - Scott Summit, Summit ID / 3D Systems
Presenter - Mark Yim, University of Pennsylvania Robotics
Moderator - Erleen Hatfield, AIA, PE, LEED AP, Buro Happold

2:45pm - 3:00pm Beverage Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm Mid-Afternoon Session – Quantifying the Future (A Conversation)
Speaker -  Esther Dyson, EDventures
Moderator -  Paul Seletsky, AIA ArcSphere

4:00pm – 5:00pm Keynote Session – Calibrating Research & Practice
Keynote -  Nicholas Negroponte, Founder – MIT Media Lab, OLPC

5:00pm – 5:30pm Year-One Project / Closing Remarks

5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception

10:00am – 5:00pm Fab Expo

AGENDA – Sunday, October 14, 2012
5:00pm – 7:00pm Special Keynote & Discussion: From the Beginning into the Future
Keynote Speaker - Frank Gehry, FAIA, Principal, Gehry Partners
Discussion - Nicholas Negroponte, Founder – MIT Media Lab, OLPC
Moderator - Julie Iovine

AIA Member Reserved Seat $175
Non-Member Reserved Seat $225

AIA Member Standing Room $25
Non-Member Standing Room $50


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