Computer engineers and visual artists discuss how visualizing information creates new ways of learning. Edwin Schlossberg, James Powell, Mark Wigley are in conversation. Location: Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room"
James T. Powell is chief technology officer of Thomson Reuters. In this role, he oversees the company’s technology initiatives and strategy, including the application of newly emerging technologies to advance the development and delivery of intelligent information. Previously he was CTO for the Markets division. In his 14 years at Thomson Reuters, Powell has held a number of senior leadership positions including CTO for enterprise, CTO and global head of product development, head of technology strategy, and CTO for the Reuters Financial division. He has also held senior leadership positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group, and TIBCO Finance Technology.
Edwin Schlossberg is founder and principal designer of ESI Design. He is an internationally recognized designer of collaborative public experiences, knowledge-sharing networks, and communications platforms for a variety of companies and institutions. Schlossberg’s designs include everything from children’s museums, multi-player games and science exhibits, to innovative retail experiences, multi-story interactive signs, and participatory expo pavilions. His recent projects include the award-winning Dream Cube for the Shanghai corporate community at the 2010 World Expo, the National Immigration Museum at Ellis Island, Tryon Palace, Reuters Sign in Times Square, GE Social Space at TED, Mercy Corps’ Action Center, INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center, Best Buy Co. and many others. He is the author of eleven books and numerous articles, including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-first Century.
Mark Wigley is dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is one of the foremost architectural theorists and critics of his generation and has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture. In 2005, Wigley co-founded Volume Magazine together with Rem Koolhaas and Ole Bouman. As a guest curator, he made widely attended exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Witte de With in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.