Kent Larson

The Event

Kent Larson

Technology and the Future of the City

23 September 2013

kentlarsonimageWill you soon be driving a folding car? Will your apartment be tricked out with robotic walls, converting your dining room into a yoga studio and then a bedroom? The world is changing even faster than we think. In this century 90% of population growth will be in cities, meaning that we have to rapidly re-imagine our environment and how we live in it. Kent Larson, director of MIT Media Lab’s “Changing Places” group, will outline the startling challenges cities are undergoing and highlight new technologies that will rapidly transform the way we live.

This is the first of a series of events on technology and how it is changing our lives. This event is sponsored by U.S. Embassy in The Hague.

Foreword by Carolien Gehrels

Moderator: Jurriaan Ruys

In cooperation with People’s Place

Themes: Technology, Architecture, Urban-Planning, Sustainability, Environment

Context

The Speaker:

Principal Research Scientist MIT.

Kent Larson directs the Media Lab’s Changing Places group. Since 1998, he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research is focused on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, The New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books. Related work was selected by Time magazine as a “Best Design of the Year” project.    

source text: http://www.media.mit.edu/people/kll

In The Media:

Larson on TEDx 2012

Larson on eWeek

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