Mario carpo


MARIO CARPO: the style of big data

04 June 2015 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Mario Carpo is the Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural Theory and History at the Bartlett, University College London. His research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology.  His 'Architecture in the Age of Printing' (2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are 'The Alphabet and the Algorithm’ (2011), a history of digital design theory, and 'The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992-2012', an AD Reader.

In his lecture, Carpo will address 'big data' not as a mere quantitative phenomenon. ‘Big data’ represents a major shift in the history of science, technology and in post-modern culture at large. According to Carpo, our approach to digital computation is no longer that of the 90s, and today digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks the way it did twenty years ago.