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Digital Consortium Doctoral Platform

The Digital Consortium is a shared platform for doctoral students worldwide. The principle behind the Digital Consortium is that it no longer makes sense to have individual professors in individual classrooms teaching individual groups of students, now that it has become obvious that we can all connect online in a single global classroom. The Digital Consortium is not intended as an exclusive club for elite institutions, but rather as an inclusive platform for doctoral students worldwide. The Digital Consortium aims to bring you the very best experts in the world, and to establish a doctoral platform for discussion where everyone can come together and debate ideas, like some form of global brain. Invited speakers include Slavoj Zizek, Erin Manning, Sanford Kwinter, Manuel DeLanda, Ana Maria Duran Calisto, Achim Menges, Philippe Block, Mike Xie, Roland Snooks, Mette Thomsen, Masoud Akbarzadeh and others.


SCHEDULE

1. Reality as Materialized Ideology

Inaugural lecture by Slavoj Zizek

12 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China 




2. Architecture + Philosophy 

Lectures by Erin Manning, Manuel DeLanda, Sanford Kwinter, Patrik Schumacher, Ana Maria Duran Calisto and Neil Leach

13 - 18 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China 


June 13: Sanford Kwinter

June 14: Manuel DeLanda

June 15: Ana Maria Duran Calisto

June 16: Erin Manning

June 17: Neil Leach

June 18: Patrik Schumacher

Livestream: https://youtube.com/digitalfuturesworld/live



3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence 

What is AI? And how is it changing the way that we design and the way that we will live in the future? And what is it telling us about consciousness, creativity and intelligence itself? This 6 session series includes presentations by some of the leading figures in the field. 

Neil Leach with Refik Anadol, Lev Manovich, David Chalmers, Daniel Bolojan, Immanuel Koh, Wanyu He, Theodore Galanos, Kris Mun, Soomeen Hahm, Behnaz Farahi and others

13 - 18 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China



13 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

What is AI? with Theodoros Galanos (City Intelligence Lab), Matheus Stancati (FIU), Mayur Mistry (UIUC)

14 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

AI and the Myth of Creativity / with Lev Manovich (City University of New York), Daniel Bolojan (FAU / nonstandardstudio)

15 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

AI, Media Art and Neuroscience / with Refik Anadol (Refik Anadol Studio), David Kirsh (UCSD), Kris Mun (ANFA)

16 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

AI and Architectural Design / with Daniel Bolojan (FAU / nonstandardstudio), Immanuel Koh (SUTD), Behnaz Farahi (CSULB / USC)

17 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

The Architectural Office of the Future / with Wanyu He (Xkool), Theodoros Galanos (City Intelligence Lab)

18 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

The City of the Future / with Violet Whitney (Sidewalk Labs / GSAPP), Biayna Bogosian (USC / FIU), Soomeen Hahm (SCI-Arc / SoomeenHahm Design), Namju Lee (ESRI / NJSTUDIO)

Livestream: https://youtube.com/digitalfuturesworld/live



4. Performance Based Digital Design Methodologies 

Lectures by Areti Markopoulou, Achim Menges, Mike Xie, Jenny Sabin, Roland Snooks, Philippe Block, Masoud Akbarzadeh and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

20 - 24 June 


20 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China: Areti Markopoulou

21 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China: Jenny Sabin

22 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China: Mike Xie

22 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China: Achim Menges

23 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China: Roland Snooks

23 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China: Philippe Block

24 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China: Masoud Akbarzadeh

24 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China: Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddmlL31pnv0IXUBcuoJ2ED9Vz537f9ZpAwLWmVzlDsPnHhlA/viewform?usp=pp_url



5. Doctoral Symposium 

Presentations by PhD Candidates (Speakers TBD)

19 - 21 June 9.00pm (-1 day) EDT / 3.00am CET / 9.00 am China

Presentations by PhD Candidates (Speakers TBD)

19 June 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CET / 10:00pm China 



The Digital Consortium will be hosted on Zoom, and live-streamed on YouTube and Bilibili.

https://youtube.com/digitalfuturesworld/live; https://live.bilibili.com/22290623

Recordings of all sessions will be uploaded onto the DigitalFUTURES YouTube channel.

 

This event is hosted by the DigitalFUTURES International Doctoral Program of Tongji University.