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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.

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Liam Young, 25 07 14


Liam young and Kate Davies are currently onboard a cargo ship travelling through the South China seas with on thier latest  Unknown Fields expedition. Unknown Fields is tracing the supply chains of contemporary technologies from the point of distribution, in the mega ports of asia, through the worlds largest wholesale market, the endless  factory floors, the raw materials refineries and back to the rare earth mineral mines of inner Mongolia. Joining them are sci fi author Tim Maughan, data vis artists Sha Hwang, photographer Toby Smith, Programmer Dan Williams and many more. You can join unknown fields and peek behind the scenes of the modern city by following  #ufd2014 on twitter or instagram.

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Liam Young, 08 05 12


Tomorrows Thoughts Today’s Liam Young has contributed to a BBC Click segment titled “How Buildings Come to Life”. Liam discusses, new forms of infrastructure, sensor networks and the future of cities. Also in the episode is biotechnologist Rachel Armstong and Cloud 9 Architects.