This year’s ACADIA conference will feature a series of keynote conversations organized around specific prompts related to the conference theme REALIGNMENTS: Toward Critical Computation. The format will encourage dialog, discussion, and debate around topics that span critical computation to practices and pedagogies of design computation, including: Critical Computation, Ecology, Environmental Crisis, AI, Data, Bias, & Ethics, Culture & Access, Labor & Practice, and Speculation & Critique.
- Keynote day 1 - November 3: Critical Computation, Participation, Intersectionality and Emancipatory Design
- Keynote day 2 - November 4: Designing with AI, Data, Bias, & Ethics
- Keynote day 3 - November 5: Design Imperatives in Social & Environmental Crisis
- Keynote day 4 - November 6: Emerging Trends in Response to Critical Computation & Practice
November 3: Critical Computation, Participation, Intersectionality and Emancipatory Design
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Artist, Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Robert A. Day Professor of Art & Design, Vice Dean of Academics & Research, Chair of Critical Studies, USC Roski School of Art and Design
Ronald Rael, Professor of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley, CEO Emerging Objects, Co-Founder Rael San Fratello, Co-Founder Forust. Virginia San Fratello, Chair and Professor of Design at San Jose State University, CCO Emerging Objects Co-Founder Rael San Fratello, Co-Founder Forust.
November 4: Designing with AI, Data, Bias, & Ethics
Professor of Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego, Program Director of The Terraforming program at the Strelka Institute, Visiting Professor at The European Graduate School, SCI_Arc and NYU Shanghai.
Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning, MIT Director of the Levinthal Center for Advanced Urbanism and the Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
Associate Professor, UCLA Design Media Arts, p5.js, Processing Foundation
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology