Oct 7th 2014

The second talk of our fall series is by Molly Wright Steenson. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at the Charnley-Persky House, headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Molly Wright Steenson is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focuses on digital media studies. Her research focuses on the nexus of architecture, urbanism, infrastructure, design, technology and communication from the 19th to the 21st centuries. She researches architectures of information, the implications of big data, pneumatic tube systems, postal services, and mobile phone and social media use. She holds a PhD (2014) from Princeton University’s School of Architecture and her dissertation was titled “Architectures of Information: Christopher Alexander, Cedric Price, Nicholas Negroponte and MIT’s Architecture Machine Group.” She has also taught interaction design for a decade and was a professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group, and was an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in the GradMedia Studies Program.

In her talk, she will discuss her research about Architectures of Information.

The event will take place at the Charnley-Persky House, the international headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Adler and Sullivan at the time that Frank Lloyd Wright was a draftsman in their office, is internationally recognized as a turning point in modern residential architecture. To learn more about the house and the organization, please visit www.sah.org.

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