Speaker: Jared Laucks

Speaker: Jared Laucks

Silk Pavilion- A Case Study in Fiber-based Digital Fabrication.

Jared Laucks is a trained maker, architect, designer and fabrication specialist. He is currently a Research Assistant in the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab where his research focuses on developing novel methods of digital fabrication for design research. Jared graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree specializing in digital technologies. As an extension of this research he launched j_laucks; initiated as a platform for experimental design and fabrication, which has grown into a multifaceted research agenda exploring architecture and design through computation, material systems, and fabrication. In parallel to working as an architect, he was appointed as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University where he developed a new advanced modeling curriculum. Jared has collaborated with a number of influential people including Skylar Tibbits / SJET and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY as a digital fabrication and material systems specialist. Jared has exhibited work in cities across the globe.