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AiC Archeology: Sept 8th @ 6pm

Martin Cooper, partner and senior archeologist at ASI, has been involved with many heritage buildings such as Osgoode Hall, Castle Loma Stables, and the Old Don Jail. He has also been involved with several archaeological projects that relate to art and art history, including projects associated with Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald’s “A Tangled Garden” and the 19th century frontier artist Paul Kane’s “French River Rapids”. Most directly related to architecture is his most recent project, the new Thunder Bay Courthouse, where he has been providing aboriginal consultation.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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AiC Renaissance Machines, March 16th@6pm

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Bulthaup Spring Lecture Series @ U of T

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AiC 2011

I’m really excited about continuing the Architecture in Combination series in 2011. While the schedule is not totally setup yet, we are looking to start in early February. Some potential topics are

  • Perception
  • Light
  • Landscape
  • Making
  • Relativity
  • Acoustics

Also, while the short-lecture-long-discussion format works quite well, there has been some interest in setting up full or half day workshops that further develop the connections created at the series.

Hope to see all of you there!

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Evolvability Presentation by Dr. Ben Bolker

 

Thanks to all who came to discussion!

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AiC Biology, Dec. 9th @ 5:30pm

Dr. Ben Bolker has kindly provided some words for his upcoming talk at the fifth Architecture in Combination event:

Biologically Inspired Design of Design

While designers and engineers have traditionally looked to living organisms for solutions to design problems, they have also recognized the limitations of this approach – airplanes are not birds, and submarines are not fish. More recently, mathematicians and computer scientists have looked to natural systems for inspiration, not about designs themselves, but about methods or algorithms for design, a topic broadly known as “evolutionary computation”. How well do biological systems design themselves? Do organisms evolve to be more evolvable? What characteristics of biological evolution are worth copying?

 

  

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June 10th: AiC Complexity

The Studio for Progressive Modelling would like to invite you to the third Architecture in Combination discussion.

June 10th., 5:30pm. @ 207 Queen’s Quay W., Suite 550.
Please RSVP to:
spm “at” halcrowyolles.com

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