Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG, dispatches critically examining “architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures” and Co-director of Studio-X NYC, a “multifunction outpost” consisting of a research lab, exhibition space, and event venue, situated within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Jer Thorp is the current Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times and Co-organizer of the EYEO Festival, the foremost event for creative coding, data visualization, and interaction design.

Manaugh and Thorp convene to discuss cities-as-sensors and subsequent opportunities for coders, visualizers, and designers, such as, algorithms creating meaning in the construction of the 9/11 Memorial.

On the Verge format

As a department, we continually work to evolve interaction design and inform others about its role and importance. Recently, disciplines previously understood as running on parallel vectors, such as architecture and data visualization, now run oblique and are fast approaching interaction design. On the Verge is meant to explore the many seams and intersections between disciplines through conversation.

The On the Verge series is presented by Freshbooks.

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