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Urban Environmental Interfaces Biayna Bogosian MS ACT Keynote Lecture

Apr 11, 2022


Master Of Science In Architecture, Computational Technologies


Informed actualizations: From AI to physical computation

The MS ACT Lecture Series aims at discussing research framed by invited guest speakers. The MS ACT Program focuses on architecture expanding relationships between science, technology and culture through innovation in algorithms, simulations, ai, robotics, robotic fabrication and materials. The spring 2022 lecture series discusses alternative means to understand the dialectics between the ideal digital and the physical digital. Within an architecture of information, ai, robotics and materials are thought as actualization interfaces. This process understands information flows and their actualizations as architecture.


Monday April 11th 5pm EDT

Introduction and Moderation:

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Director, MS ACT, New York Institute of Technology-SoAD


Biayna Bogosian,

Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology at Florida International University and Ph.D. Candidate in Media Arts and Practice at USC School of Cinematic Arts

Urban Environmental Interfaces

“Urban Environmental Interfaces” will focus on how interactive, immersive, and locative media can facilitate new methods for researchers, designers, policymakers, and communities to engage with urban environmental information. Through several projects in various cities, this talk will explain the socio-spatial and political dynamics of urban environmental pollutant monitoring and representation using participatory custom hardware and software development. In this context, the speaker will elaborate on the importance of interdisciplinary research and teaching when exploring data-driven and citizen-centric approaches with the aim to improve the health of the built environment.

Biayna Bogosian’s academic and professional background extends in the fields of architecture, computational design, environmental design, data science, spatial computing, and media arts. Biayna’s interdisciplinary research has allowed her to understand innovation in design and technology within a broader environmental context and explore data-driven and citizen-centric approaches to improve the built environment.

Biayna is currently an Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology at Florida International University (FIU), where her
interdisciplinary research is supported by a number of National Science Foundation grants. She has also taught at Columbia University GSAPP, Cornell University AAP, University of Southern California SoA, and Tongji University CAUP among other universities. Biayna studied at Columbia GSAPP and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Media Arts and Practice program at the USC School Cinematic Arts.

Instagram Handle: @biaynabogosian

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