On Friday, September 9, in WMB 5.102, the Center for American Architecture and Design hosts Assistant Professor Daniel Koehler for his presentation, "From Artificial to Synthetic: Architecture as a work of massive co-authorship and other implications of AI-design."
Today, anyone can draw anything from anything and anywhere at a resolution indifferent to reality. In one summer only, AI image synthesizers revolutionized the way we draw, design, and architect. Surprisingly, the model’s capabilities are less grounded in the algorithms than in the model's training on massive data. Everything on AI image synthesizers is massive, from the sourcing from billions of images to collaborative design channels with up to one million participants, to physically infinite design variations. This talk unravels some of the implications for architecture design by looking at its history.
This event is part of the CAAD Forum series. Held roughly every other Friday during the fall and spring semesters, CAAD Forums bring faculty, staff, and students together for informal and inquisitive discussions about ideas relating to architecture and its history, theory, practice, and future.
Presentations are followed by time for Q&A, with the option to participate in person or via live webcast. Attendees are expected to follow the University's COVID-19 guidance, including recommendations for masks, distancing, and vaccination. Please note that lunch will not be provided in order to promote a safe gathering.