anthropocene


Liam Young, 15 10 15


Liam Young will be speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for thier MetFridays, In Our Time free lectures event. In Our Time is an architecture and design lecture series presenting the best thinkers, makers, and builders of today. This edition, presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic, introduces the radical new global geographies generated by changes in technology, human migration and the environment. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

anthropocene


Liam Young, 22 02 15


On February 26th – March 1st Liam Young will be speaking and running a masterclass at the Sonic Acts 2015 festival: The Geologic Imagination.Inspired by geosciences, the 2015 Sonic Acts Festival zooms in on planet Earth. Fundamental to The Geologic Imagination is the thesis that we live in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, and even the Earth’s crust. Humanity has become a geological force. Other speakers include Timothy Morton, Graham Harman, Alan Weisman, Jeff Vandermeer, Ben Bratton and many more.

Liam will also be running a masterclass titled Reimagining the Present, Scenes from a film that doesn’t exist that will explore traditional special effects tropes from science fiction and introduce the use of entry-level CGI, special effects, post-production film and animation techniques.