Pratt Research Brown Bag – Nov 21

Research Power Brown Bag  — Design by Data
November 21 at noon
CTL (Pratt Library, 2nd Fl)

Every time we are on our phones, seen by a camera or we take the subway we are unknowingly contributing to the ever growing data being collected. As the forces shaping our environment are rapidly changing with this availability of real time spatio-temporal information, the way we conceive and interact with urban environments change as well. From marketing to governance many fields have already started to exploit the new possibilities. As designers are we ready?

As the popular discussion around data focuses on the privacy issues, organizations like SAVI are using data and analytics for advocacy and betterment of communities and urban spaces while exploring different possibilities for what data can do. Can will talk about his experiences from working with government institutions on data mining projects and social media marketing analytics to SAVI’s advocacy work.

Can Sucuoglu, Interim Director, Spatial Analytics and Visualization Initiative (SAVI)

Can completed his M. Arch degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). He specialized in digital design and manufacturing techniques while working at Jorge Pardo Sculpture in Los Angeles. He continued his career as a design coordinator at Warsaw’s 2nd  Metro Line in Poland and became a partner at İyiofis in 2011 which has provided design services to leading institutions and brands and exhibited work in various biennials and exhibitions. In 2016 Can co-founded Bits ‘n Bricks Research Group focusing on data-based design consultancy services exploring the intersection of emerging digital technologies and integration of analytical methods into design processes. Currently, he serves as the Interim Director of SAVI at the Pratt Institute.



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