Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities
|22 July , 2011|
|6:15 pm||to||7:15 pm|
CityHome Image, © Daekwon Park for MIT Media Lab
Professor Kent Larson, Director of the Changing Places Research Group, MIT Media Lab
To meet the profound sustainability, demographic, and health challenges of the future, new strategies must be found for creating responsive places where people live and work, and the mobility systems that connect them.
Professor Kent Larson will present the work of his MIT Media Lab research group to explore the intersection of high-performance housing with urban mobility-on-demand systems, including persuasive electric bike-lane vehicles to encourage exercise, the transformable live-work “CityHome” that functions as if it were much larger, and autonomous parking/charging technology. He will also review the group’s “Living Lab” experiments to better understand and respond to human activity in natural environments including sensing, algorithms, and interfaces for proactive health and energy conservation.
Friday 22 July 2011
Prince Philip Theatre
Ground Floor, Architecture Building
The University of Melbourne
To RSVP or to find out more about the lecture, go to the Melbourne School of Design site.