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Places for Learning: New Functions and New Forms

03/07/2003 3:00 PM 10-250
William J. Mitchell, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences
; Director, Smart Cities research group, MIT Media Lab

Description: In this lecture, Dean Mitchell highlights the integral relationship between the rethinking of effective educational methods and the changes to the physical space in which teaching and learning take place. He defines a building as part of a system that supports a community for learning, interaction and discourse. This lecture includes a slide presentation and discussion around some learning spaces on campus, and the some of the newest buildings at MIT.

About the Speaker(s): William J. Mitchell is the former Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Prior to coming to MIT, he was the G. Ware and Edythe M. Travelstead Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Design Studies Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His latest book is Imagining MIT, (MIT Press, 2007). His previous books include: e-topia: Urban Life, Jim But Not As We Know It, (MIT Press, 1999) High Technology and Low-Income Communities, with Donald A. Sch_n and Bish Sanyal (MIT Press, 1998) City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn, (MIT Press, 1995) The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era, (MIT Press, 1992) The Logic of Architecture: Design, Computation, and Cognition, (MIT Press, 1990). Mitchell holds a B.Arch. from the University of Melbourne, an M.Ed. from Yale University, and an M.A. from Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mitchell is currently chair of The National Academies Committee on Information Technology and Creativity.

Host(s): Office of the Provost, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program

Tape #: T14836.

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