1. Newish Media: A Conversation with Lucia Allais and John May
    Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Image (left): Walden (first digital scanned image, by Russell Kirsch/NIST, 1957); Image (right): Institut Geographie Français, “Photogrammetrie”, 1968

    Newish Media
    A Conversation with Lucia Allais and John May
    February 22, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Gund Hall, 112 Stubbins

    The surface of architectural thought has changed radically over the past half century. Whereas architects once pushed ink or graphite across various types of paper, we now touch and swipe electronic screens. This transformation has placed novel postorthographic operations—modeling, sensing, scanning, rendering—at the center of our practices. And it demands that we take seriously the technical basis of architectural thought and imagination. John May will present material from his forthcoming book, Signal, Image, Architecture and Lucia Allais will present a counter-history of rendering. Then they will converse.


    Lucia Allais, “Rendering and Experience
    Assistant Professor of Architecture, Princeton University, Editor Grey Room, member of Aggregate

    John May, “Postorthography: An Outline
    GSD Design Critic in Architecture; Co-Director, M.Des advanced studies; Coordinator, History and Philosophy of Design; Principal, MILLIØNS, Los Angeles


    Catherine Ingraham
    Professor of Architecture, Pratt Institute and Visiting Faculty, GSD

    First Responder:

    Michael Hays
    Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory; Interim Chair, Graduate School of Design, Chair, GSD