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March 27-29, 2012
Autodesk Gallery at One Market
The Landmark @ One Market, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94105
Small is the New Big: Designing Our Future at the Nanoscale, Humanscale, and Beyond
Imagine it's the year 1977 and a diverse group of visionaries meet to speculate on the impact of the “personal computer.” Could they have imagined how the exponential growth of computation, connectivity, and miniaturization would power a globally connected network of technologies that would define, transform and create industries? Consider the myriad decisions over the past two decades that might have been better informed from being part of such a forum.
Flash forward to today where advancements in programming matter at the nanoscale, and synthetic biology in particular, promise imminent disruption to industries even more quickly and dramatically than ever imagined or experienced before. When and where will the big breakthroughs occur? How might these innovations change the way we approach the science and art of design? And how might humanscale engineering breakthroughs, (including simulation and optimization), be applied to facilitate a spec-driven, repeatable process for the nanoscale?
In consideration of these questions and more, Autodesk is bringing together an eclectic group of present-day visionaries, including scientists, academics, engineers, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs to explore the promise and potential of bio/nanotechnology today, and ideate the implications/opportunities for tomorrow.
Join us for a bottom-up look at the one billionth-scale that is reshaping how we will imagine, design and create for the humanscale and beyond.
Omri Amirav-Drory, Genome Compiler Corp.