Software is eating the world

Dato
15.11.2018
Tidspunkt
15:00 - 17:00
Adresse
Auditorium 2
KADK
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
Pris
Gratis adgang

I efteråret arrangerer KADK en række af debatter der sætter fokus på teknologi i arkitektur og design. Debatterne bringer forskellige meninger og standpunkter sammen, og tager aktuelle spørgsmål op til diskussion.

Debatterne modereres af markante profiler fra Designskolen og Arkitektskolen, som med hver deres vinkel på spørgsmålet har inviteret en række oplægsholdere - forskere, branchefolk, organisationer mm. -  til at præsentere deres perspektiv og debattere med publikum.

Første debat i rækken bliver modereret af Martin Sønderlev Christensen, leder af Institut for Visuelt Design. Debatterne er åbne for alle og foregår på engelsk.  

Software is eating the world

In 2011 the American investor and entrepreneur Marc Andressen famously said that “Software is eating the world” proclaiming a broader economic and technological shift, where software companies are taking over as the driving force in the economy - rewriting the rules and value chains across industries. Obviously design and architecture is being eaten by software – offering new possibilities as well as challenging the existing praxis. We are increasingly moving from a traditional design praxis, towards a more computational driven design era, where computational processes are becoming an integral part of how and what we work with as designers and architects be it visual design, games, product design to architectural planning and constructions.

In this panel we will address how software is becoming a more integral part of our praxis. We will be asking what is software offering and what challenges does it pose? What characterizes computational design? How are concepts like machine learning and AI influencing how and what designers and architectures work with? What can data provide as an opportunity for creating more intelligent and informed design process and products? How is computational modeling becoming a part of the creative process? and to our design proposals? What are concepts like IoT and the embedding of computer power in our lived environments posing as opportunities and challenges? How is technological shift shaping the value chains, business models and service layers that design and architecture are conditioned in.

And also, how do we as architects and designers bite back when software is eating our trade? What important role could we play in a more critical and aesthetical stance in the dawning “techlash” towards the disruption of software and technology companies? How can we ensure that what often is sold “smart” not imposes new unintended consequences and behavior at the end-users?  What are the new competences, roles and attitudes that the we as designers and architects needs to take on in a technological and increasingly digitized world?

The panel

  • Anna Vallgårda, PhD, Associate Professor and Head of IxD Lab, IT UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
  • Christian Willum,  Director of Digital & Future Thinking, DDC
  • Martin Tamke, Associate Professor CITA Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, KADK