FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike. Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community.
Tuesday, September 30, Lecture Hall 7pm
"The Search for Second Earth"
Presented by Lucianne Walkowicz
"It's really the starlight that sets the stage for the formation of life in the universe," says TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz. She credits the tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun as the key to finding planets -- even habitable planets -- around other stars. Walkowicz and the Kepler Mission have found some 3,500 potential new planets. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions for life. With engaging visuals and clarity, Walkowicz explains how these exciting discoveries are possible, and why they matter: "Every measurement [Kepler] makes is precious, because it's teaching us about the relationship between stars and planets," she says.
Lucianne Walkowicz, Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Captivated by the mysteries of the natural world from a young age, Lucianne Walkowicz is a lifelong explorer who began doing formal research at age 17. She has since been part of several space missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Kepler Mission, and is a leader in the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Walkowicz holds a B.S. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. and Ph. D. from University of Washington, and was a fellow at UC Berkeley before becoming a Henry Norris Russell Fellow at Princeton University. She is a 2013 TED Senior Fellow, a 2011 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, and has been internationally recognized for her advocacy for conservation of dark night skies.
Monday, November 3, Lecture Hall, 7pm
"The Next Big Shift: Urbanism Redefined"
Presented by Mitchell Joachim
Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of "The 100 People Who Are Changing America," Mitchell Joachim is working on the next big shift in our world. It could be an intelligent "soft" car that networks with a city grid. It might involve grafting living cells into green residences that can reverse the last 150 years of inefficient living. In this inspiring talk, Joachim challenges us to rethink our approach to urban environments by pointing to mind-bending technologies that are already transforming the way we live. When the elevator was introduced, the nature of buildings changed. The same shift occurred for cities built in response to widespread car traffic. TED Fellow Joachim envisions a future in which biology and architecture are a single discipline--and share the ground-breaking work and disruptive ideas that will make that future a reality.
Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Assoc. AIA, Dr. Joachim is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor at NYU. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell has won many awards including Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. Dwell magazine featured him as "The NOW 99" in 2012. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University
7pm • Lecture Hall
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The design series is sponsored by Southwest Chapter AIA Wisconsin, Monona Terrace, and Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin.
The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.
The series will resume in Spring 2015.
Here's what some past participants had to say:
“We salute your broader scope and found the presentations all excellent!” - Greg B., Madison
“Loved the whole experience! Wonderful people!” - Betsy H., Monona
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