Extreme Intelligence: The Future of Thinking Environments

UCLA A.UD Professor and Vice Chair, Neil Denari leads a panel discussion on the implications of emerging "intelligent environments" and their corollary in transportation, manufacturing and urbanism.

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Neil Denari
Architect, Vice Chair, and Professor, UCLA A.UD

Moderator Neil Denari is Professor and Vice Chair at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. He’s the recipient of the 2011 Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, and in 2010 was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo shows Fast Forward in 2008 at the Museum of the City of New York, Architects’ Work: HL23 in 2009 at Syracuse University, and The Artless Drawing in 2010 at Ace Gallery Los Angeles, curated by Sylvia Lavin and Hi-C. He lectures worldwide and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley, among other schools, and was the Director of SCI-Arc from 1997–2002. He is the author of Interrupted Projections (TOTO), Gyroscopic Horizons (Princeton), and Facticity (AADCU) forthcoming in 2013.

Joseph Kosinski
Film Director

Joseph Kosinski is a director whose uncompromising visual style and dynamic approach to the filmmaking craft has quickly made a mark in the cultural zeitgeist. His feature film debut, “TRON: Legacy” for Walt Disney Studios, grossed over $400 million worldwide and was nominated for several awards including an Academy Award and a Grammy. "Oblivion," his much-anticipated second feature starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, is slated for release in April 2013.

Kosinski's work represents a diverse background in architecture, design, and music. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University before graduating from Columbia University with a Master's degree in Architecture.

Greg Lindsay
Contributing Writer to Fast Company

Greg Lindsay is a contributing writer for Fast Company and author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management studying mobility and connectivity. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Time, Wired, New York, and Slate. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune.

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