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Orit Halpern

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sep 22

Thu, Sep 22 2022, 6PM - 7:30PM

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Nave Alcove- Watch Party for the CCA Community | 1111 8th Street, SAN FRANCISCO, California, 94107

Part of event series: Fall 2022 Architecture Lecture Series

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CCA Architecture Division

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Event description

Lecture by Orit Halpern, Professor and Chair of Digital Cultures and Societal Change at Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, whose work links the histories of science, computing, and cybernetics with design.

Orit Halpern is Professor and Chair of Digital Cultures and Societal Change at Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden. Her work bridges the histories of science, computing, and cybernetics with design. She is currently working on two projects. The first is a history of automation, intelligence, and freedom. The second project examines extreme infrastructures and the history of experimentation at planetary scales in design, science, and engineering.

She has also published widely in many venues including Critical Inquiry, Grey Room, Journal of Visual Culture, and E-Flux. Her first book Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason (Duke UP 2015) investigates histories of big data, design, and governmentality. Her current book with Robert Mitchell (forthcoming MIT Press, 2022) is titled the Smartness Mandate. The book is a genealogy of our current obsession with smart technologies and artificial intelligence. She also directs two design history and practice research platforms Governing Through Design and Against Catastrophe.


Image: Salar de Atacama, Lithium fields, 2017. Photo: Orit Halpern

Entry details

Streaming on Zoom. Free and open to the public with registration.

Members of the CCA community are invited to attend a live watch party with refreshments in the Digital Craft Lab

Registration is required