Studio Mars

Dispatches from the Late-Postmodern Present
M 26 February 2018 | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

DISPATCHES FROM THE LATE-POSTMODERN PRESENT The present cultural epoch is one of light-speed, baud rates, and nano-seconds; of algorithms, avatars, and artificial intelligences; of hashtags, real-time simulations, and reality television presidents. This talk is about StudioMARS designing and thinking in and around the complicated assemblages of the 21st Century.

MARK STANLEY is Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design and co-founder of StudioMARS, a speculative design-research practice. His research and teaching is on the agency of architecture and design within larger systems of cultural and political exchange – including the impacts of digital culture and cyborg subjectivity on global urbanism and economy, the problematics of the Anthropocene, and how architecture participates in network and media cultures.


Network Culture
Mark Stanley

inter·punct joins Mark Stanley for a breakfast interview discussing culture and politics in the late-postmodern. Read the interview on the inter·punct website.

inter·punct is a journal for architecture founded by students at CMU and supported by the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.


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