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Coding Design / Designing Code Symposium

March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Panel discussion with five featured speakers from 6-8 p.m. followed by a reception from 8-9 p.m. to kick off the 2018 Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Symposium on “Coding Design / Designing Code,” organized by graphic design assistant professor Alex Braidwood and landscape architecture assistant professor Caroline Westort. Register online for this free symposium.


Bradley Cantrell is a prolific author and award-winning landscape design computing expert recently appointed as chair of the landscape architecture department at the University of Virginia. He is writing a book on coding and parametrics.

Stephen Ervin wrote the first book on modeling landscape, taught what was once a required course in computer programming in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at Harvard University in the 1990s and, as a self-described hacker has stewarded many new approaches to landscape computing across disciplines.

Rodney Hoinkes is a serial entrepreneur, landscape architect and algorithmist who has authored some of the most innovative and powerful landscape modeling and visualization software.

Taekyeom Lee is an artist and designer who specializes in 3D printing, creating his own printers and advancing the techology’s capabilities in ceramic printing.

Brett Renfer is the creative director of Bluecadet, a company working at the intersection of art and technology. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the New School’s design and technology program and New York University’s interactive telecommunications program. His work ranges from large-scale, interactive installations to digital media.

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March 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun Room, Memorial Union
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014-1097 United States
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