Continuing our little mini series on speakers of this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.
Director of Changing Places Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Head of House_n Research Consortium, MIT Dept. of Architecture
Kent Larson is the director of the Changing Places research group at the
MIT Media Lab. He also runs the MIT House_n Research Consortium at the MIT
Department of Architecture.
His current research focuses on strategies for
creating responsive places of living using new design/fabrication strategies, defining
system level standards for an open source approach to building design, new
urban vehicles, and developing ubiquitous sensing/computation technologies that
do useful things for people related to proactive health, energy conservation,
personal mobility, and learning.
Larson practiced architecture for nineteen
years in New York City with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive
Architecture, Global Architecture, 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.
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