2291c: Futurizing Technology and the Environment
This seminar is an intensive five-week summer course that presents students with the opportunity to experience the intensive and collaborative culture of high-impact technology innovation. Using facilities at the New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, emerging technologies and methods that are at the forefront of the current Bioinformatic technological revolution are explored. Sensing and actuating frameworks that measure and underpin the flow of energy and information in future systems are also examined. Included are lectures and workshops on future systems for clean energy, food, water, air, and materials. The seminar culminates with the collaborative design and execution of a Built Environment Ecosystems Unit (BEE Unit) that integrates emerging technologies for metabolizing energy, water, air flows, food, and waste streams in novel ways that address global environmental imperatives.