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Geoff Manaugh

Geoff runs one of the most popular architecture blog sites in the world and thus will address directly the Parallax conjecture that these online communities fundamentally change the way we practice.

Geoff is the author of BLDGBLOG (http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/) and a contributing editor at Dwell magazine. He has lectured on a variety of topics within the BLDGBLOG framework of “architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures” at a long list of venues, from the University of Pennsylvania and the Bartlett School of Architecture to Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Manaugh has been described as “the world’s greatest living practitioner of ‘architecture fiction’” by novelist Bruce Sterling and one of the 50 “most influential architects, designers, and thinkers” in the field today by Icon magazine. BLDGBLOG is one of the “100 Best Blogs” in the world according to the Times (February 2009); it was founded in 2004 and is visited by nearly 250,000 readers per month. Manaugh has written for Volume, Domus, Abitare, and Space & Culture, among others, and he has contributed essays to books by photographers David Maisel and Michael Wolf. The BLDGBLOG Book is forthcoming from Chronicle Books in summer 2009.