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Lecture_Refik Anadol

February 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

No cost
Anadol Lecture

Click here to watch the Refik Anadol lecture hosted by the UT College of Architecture and Design on Feb. 8, 2021, (YouTube)


Our 2020-2021 lecture series continues on Feb. 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m. ET, with a lecture featuring Refik Anadol. Visiting researcher and lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts, Istanbul native Refik Anadol is a media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His body of work puts creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. Using data as his primary material, he creates site-specific sculptures, live audio/visual performances and immersive installations that encourage us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, its temporal and spatial dimensions and the creative potential of machines.

Anadol will lecture on “Space In the Mind of A Machine.” In this talk, Anadol describes the perception of space–whether it is physical, digital, topological, quantum or hyper–requires particular kinds of interactive and cognitive processes through which we become aware of the relative positions of objects around us. Our techno-aesthetic inquiries into how we make sense of spaces focus on revealing numerous meanings of this awareness from the intersection of post-digital architecture, neuroscience, technology and machine learning. In this lecture, Anadol will discuss how audio-visual, immersive and interactive media arts help us overcome the limitations of perspectival representation and play a crucial role in the symbiotic relationship between perception and imagination.

Get to know Refik Anadol.

The lecture will be livestreamed; on Feb 8, click the link above and on our Facebook page to be connected.

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund.

For disability-related accommodations for the College of Architecture and Design’s virtual events, please contact the college’s event coordinator, Jennifer Flatford, at or 865-974-6714, at least three weeks in advance of the event.


February 8, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No cost


Maged Guerguis