Urban Systems event coming to West Hollywood April 25

Urban Systems event coming to West Hollywood April 25


Please join the AIA Los Angeles Committee on the Enviornment for a panel discussion on urban sensing and the nature of Los Angeles, called "The Invisible City: An Intersection of Digital and Urban Systems," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 25 at the West Hollywood Public Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

6:30 to 7 p.m. - Drinks and refreshments

7 to 7:45 p.m. - Individual presentations of guest panelists

7:45 to 8:15 p.m. - Panel discussion

8:15 to 8:30 p.m. - Q&A

Amy Murphy, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, USC
Amy Murphy is an associate professor at USC’s School of Architecture. She holds a BFA as well as a B.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design, and a M.F.A. in Cinema Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She started her own design practice, Amy Murphy Projects, in 1996, completing numerous projects through the Los Angeles region. She has held the position of the Director at Los Angeles Filmforum (1994-95) and has completed several film and media works accepted into national and regional film festivals. Her written academic publications focus on the relationship between media and urban experience from the mid-19th century to the present. Her most recent publications examine our post-apocalyptic imagination — as expressed in cinema, literature and landscape architecture — as they reveal Western society’s changing attitude towards nature.
Dana Cuff, Professor, School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA
Dana Cuff is a professor, author and practitioner in architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also the founding director of cityLAB, a think-tank that explores design innovations in the emerging metropolis (www.cityLAB.aud.ucla.edu). Since receiving her PhD in architecture from Berkeley, Cuff has published and lectured widely about modern American urbanism, the architectural profession, affordable housing and spatially embedded computing. Cuff recently received a major, multi-year award from the Mellon Foundation for the Urban Humanities Initiative, bringing design and the humanities together at UCLA.
Christine Outram, Founder, City Innovation Group
Christine Outram is a civic technologist. As the founder of City Innovation Group with a background in architecture, design and computing, she is constantly imagining tomorrow’s world and building that world today. Her projects range from designing an electric bike that senses air pollution while you ride to building an augmented reality application that lets you "see" when the next bus is coming. When she is not dreaming about the future, Christine is either hiking, blogging (for UBM Future Cities) or tweeting (@cityinnovation). She has two master's degrees – a Master of Architecture from Sydney Australia and a SMArchS from MIT.
Alessandro Marianantoni, Senior Researcher, Remap, UCLA
Alessandro Marianantoni has lived in Los Angeles since 2002 and works internationally on artistic, cultural and entertainment-based projects with an emphasis on new media innovation. His interests span from urban art sculptures and installations (CO2morrow, 2009) to interactive new media/transmedia projects (Voices from the Colosseum, 2012). He is currently working at UCLA REMAP on the cyber-physical aspects of an NSF Future Internet Architecture initiative. His interest in fostering youth mobility and international programs has led him to found and oversee the "International Research Program on Storytelling and Technology."

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