Maps to Apps - The Digital Cityscape

Co Sponsors: NY AIA Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee

Speakers:
Franziska Amacher AIA,
Principal, Amacher Associates

Ann Beha FAIA
Principal, Ann Beha Architects

Peter Kuttner FAIA,
President, Cambridge Seven Architects

Ross Miller
Artist

Respondents:
Lance Jay Brown FAIA DPACSA
Professor, Bernard & Ann Spitzer School of Architecture, City College

William Menking
Editor, The Architects Newspaper

Moderator:
Abby Suckle FAIA
President, cultureNOW, Vice President AIANY

Welcome: Joe Aliota AIA (Pres, NYAIA)
Intro: Rick Bell FAIA (Exec Director NYAIA)

Sponsor: ABC Imaging
1.5 CEU

The advent of digital technology and the near universal adoption of the smart phones and the iPad have inspired many cities to experiment with using digital technology both for cultural tourism and for planning. In a couple of years the technology has developed from cell phone tours to QR codes placed on civic buildings. The just launched iPad app for the LondonOlympics ‘London A City Through Time’ transforms an entire encyclopedia’s worth of content into a tool for understanding the archaeology of a city. Probably the first attempt to use state of the art technology to take the pulse of a city and then share it was in Boston with the Where’s Boston exhibition at the Prudential Center in 1975. This summer cultureNOW is surveying Boston again through the lens of its Museum Without Walls/ iPhone app. This symposium will examine the project and look at it in the broader context.

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