Michael Jemtrud is an Associate Professor of Architecture, McGill University (Montréal), and served as Director from 2007 to 2011. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a History and Theory of Architecture Masters degree from McGill University. He was the Founding Director of the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (Carleton University, 2000-07) which is a research unit within the School of Architecture. He is currently constructing a like research unit at the McGill School of Architecture called the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM). His research agenda encompasses the investigation and development of new technologies and expertise in 3-D and time-based new media, high-performance visualization, and network-based, distributed participatory work environments design, remote engineering, and education. By producing content specific to research in architecture, urban design, heritage preservation, and related disciplines, he uses cultural content-based research to drive innovations and to complement traditional research and development methods in the relevant fields. Besides the practicalities of new media he teaches design studio, the theory of representation, philosophy of technology, and the theories of artistry found in the work of 20th century avant-garde and contemporary artists.
Michael will be presenting “FARMMing: Recent Work in the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation”.