Lecture: Rachel Armstrong: “The Technology of Nature”

October 30
Indianapolis Museum of Art
DeBoest Lecture Hall
7-8pm
Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Tickets are free to the public. Please order using the form below. 

Rachel Armstrong is Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) in Architecture & Synthetic Biology at The School of Architecture & Construction, University of Greenwich, London. Senior TED Fellow, and Visiting Research Assistant at the Centre for Fundamental Living Technology, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark. Rachel is a sustainability innovator who investigates a new approach to building materials called ‘living architecture,’ that suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. She works collaboratively across disciplines to build and develop prototypes that embody her approach.

Dr. Armstrong designs sustainable solutions for the built and natural environment using advanced new technologies such as, Synthetic Biology – the engineering of living systems – and smart chemistry. Her research prompts a reevaluation of how we think about our homes and cities and raises questions about the urban environment of the future. She creates open innovation platforms for academia and industry to address environmental challenges such as carbon capture & recycling, smart ‘living’ materials and sustainable design.

Her award winning research underpins her bold approach to the way that she challenges perceptions, presumptions and established principles related to scientific concepts and the building blocks of life and society. She embodies and promotes new transferrable ways of thinking ‘outside of the box’ and enables others to also develop innovative environmental solutions.

 

TEDxIUPUI Auditions on February 9: Raising the Next Generation

Have you ever watched a TED talk and been inspired to get up on stage and do the same thing yourself? Now’s your chance. The TEDxIUPUI team is canvassing Indianapolis to find some of the most remarkable voices to speak at the TEDxIUPUI conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading” – in the context of the theme Raising the Next Generation.

Auditions for TEDxIUPUI are on February 9, 2013 from 9-5

Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex Auditorium, 535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Map It)

The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, is aimed at creating dialogue and action as well as giving Indianapolis’ best and brightest a platform for sharing their thoughts, ideas and calls to action.

The best speakers at the auditions may be invited to give a talk at TEDxIUPUI on March 22, 2013.

Fill out this form to reserve your chance to be a part of this exciting event! Tell us, what do we need to do to “Raise the next Generation”?

More details and contact information at http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/6565