Presentation by John Frazer on "Computational Design":
About the talk: In the talk Frazer describes the monumental problems we face globally that architecture could address, the power computational design possesses, and the tragedy that the later is not employed to address the former. The computational compression of space and time, virtual prototyping, and direct control over robotic fabrication all have the potential of massive global issues. Frazer describes the robust capabilities of cellular automata, genetic algorithms, and evolutionary algorithms.
About the speaker: John Frazer is the godfather of algorithmic and evolutionary design in architecture. Frazer taught at the Architectural Association in London, Cambridge University, and the University of Ulster. He is the former head of the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic and the Queensland University of Technology.