Episode 076: Practice Applications Digital Architecture, Block Chain, and NFTS
What are practice applications of digital architecture, block chain, and NFTs?
This week on Practice Disrupted we are going deeper into technology talk about all the buzzwords around the metaverse, cyber currency, blockchain, and NFTs to talk expert Wendy W Fok on the potential implications these technologies have on practice and the fabric of our communities.
This conversation delves deeper into:
- The Metaverse, is it truly something new or an extension of www 1 & 2, and what is the real opportunity there.
- Cyber and digital currency, worthwhile payment for services rendered and how different is it from a credit card transaction?
- Blockchain’s implication on data ownership, but also project team attributions and policy implications at the urban scale
- Looking beyond the marketplace that is NFTs, and its future ability to bring together digital communities within a physical space
Wendy W Fok (she/them), trained as an architect, is interested in design, technology, and creative solutions for the built environment.
They have experience in Product Development and Program Management from Zero to Launch, Design-Build, Manufacturing, Hardware/Software, and Digital Fabrication. Proficient in 3D modelling, innovative material research, design-build, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (XR) design, and other types of engagement that could promote a larger discussion of how consumers interact with products and delivery for architecture, real estate, retail, and innovative business development.
Grantee of the New York City Corps Artist Grant (2021), Fellow at the MacDowell (2022), Urban Design Forum (since 2018), they were featured as Autodesk Remake’s Women in Reality Computing (2017), winner of the Autodesk AiR (2016), Digital Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress (2014/15), ADC Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA Dallas Women in Architecture (2013), Perspective 40 under 40 (2011), and Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009).
Fok was the co-editor of AD Journal’s “Digital Property – Open Source Architecture”, published by Wiley. Their recent book chapter “Bio-Data Matter of New York City” is published by Routledge in “Data, Matter, Design – Strategies in Computational Design”, edited by Frank Melendez, Nancy Diniz, Marcella Del Signore. Fok is currently working on “digitalSTRUCTURES” in issues of digital property and data infrastructures.
Fok holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) partnering with the Harvard Law School, obtained her Master of Architecture and Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Concentration in Economics (Statistics) from Barnard College, Columbia University.
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Fok is currently working on “digitalSTRUCTURES” in issues of digital property and data infrastructures.
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