About the event

Is an algorithm an author? Looking back at the algorithmic underpinnings of the poem The House of Dust by Alison Knowles insists on a reassessment of mathematics, technology, and calculation in art and architecture. The evening’s conversation of utopias, urban mapping, and calculation will examine an array of interpretations by artists and architects of Modernist ideals of mathematical rules which were promoted by Le Corbusier and others, the use of cybernetics and on the other hand, the critique of functionalism and standardization in the 1960's. This event is organized by Maud Jacquin and Sebastien Pluot.