First General Session: The New Eco-Activism


Neri Oxman, Architect & Designer, MIT Media Lab


CE Sessions
1.00 HSW
1.00 LUH


Friday, November 7, 2014
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Class Code: 61

Room / Location

General Assembly Theater / GRB Convention Center

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In Oxman's work, the disciplines of art, science, architecture, and ecology fuse to form a new kind of eco-activism — one based on the lessons of biomimicry. With breathtaking examples from her work — a chair that moves with your body weight, energy efficient buildings that can grow and change — Oxman provides a glimpse into the future of performance-driven design and how it's literally reshaping our physical world. We must look past the surface of an object, Oxman says, and think instead about "how it behaves." Avant garde yet wholly accessible, Oxman makes a powerful and eloquent case for adapting sustainable, nature-derived concepts to tackle our most daunting challenges in design, business, society, the environment and our daily lives.

About Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation career development professor, associate professor of media arts and sciences, and research group director at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the mediated matter research group. She is an award-winning designer who looks to nature for practical design solutions.


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