Publications & Media

Publications & Media

Jason S. Johnson

Selected Print Media Features

2014

Lemon, Kathe, “Future Possible: Jason S. Johnson, Resilient House”, Avenue, May 2014 p. 92.

2013

Toneguzzi, Mario, “U of C Designs Ritual Wall for Jewish Holiday.” Calgary Herald, Sep. 21 2013.

Casey, Cara. “Victoria Park Neighborhood Pop-up Park,” Avenue, May 2013, p. 92.

Casey, Cara. “The Soupkah,” Avenue, May 2013, p. 94.

Selected Radio/Television Features

2015

Global TV – News Hour Calgary, September 18, 2015. 2:37 mins. Coverage and interview related to Beakerhead 2015 project.

2013

CBC TV – Calgary at 11, September 18, 2013. 1:02 mins. Coverage of the 2013 Sukkah build at Beth Tzedec, includes short interview.

2012

CJSW Space + Place #18, November 6, 2012. Radio Commentary on student project “Soupkah,” in relation to materiality and nomadic architecture.

Selected Internet Media Features

2014

Lemon, Kathe, “The Design of a Resilient House,” May 2014. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/May-2014-1/Redesigning-Calgary-For-Future-Floods/

2013

Kirkland, Rhiannon M. “The Best of Urban Design in Calgary,” Nov. 15, 2013. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/The-Best-of-Urban-Design-in-Calgary/

Casey, Cara. “Victoria Park Neighborhood Pop-up Park,” May 21, 2013. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/Victoria-Park-Neighbourhood-Pop-Up-Park/

Mayor’s Urban Design Awards 2013
“Mayor’s Urban Design Awards 2013.” 2013. City of Calgary. http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Mayors-Urban-Design-Awards/Mayors-Urban-Design-Award-winners-2013.aspx

Wallace, Jessica. (2013). “Environmental Design Team Claims Major Win at Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.” UToday. https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2013-12-05/environmental-design-team-claims-major-win-mayors-urban-design-awards

Wallace, Jessica. (2013). “Best of Urban Design Calgary.” EVDS Website. https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/best-urban-design-calgary

Flex Chair – Battery Park International Chair Competition
Dorsey, Sherrell. (2013). “Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for its ‘Draw Up a Chair’ Competition.” Inhabitat. http://inhabitat.com/nyc/battery-park-conservancy-announces-50-mobile-seating-designs-for-its-draw-up-a-chair-competition/green-chair-holes/

“Top 50 Designs.” 2013. The Battery Conservancy. http://www.thebattery.org/projects/chair-competition/top-50-designs/

Rath, Kate .(2013). “New York City’s Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks Announce Top 50 Designs.” The Battery Conservancy. www.thebattery.org/chair

Gruen, Amanda. (2013). “Battery Conservatory Announces 50 Chair Design Finalists in ‘Draw Up a Chair’ Competition.” The Architect’s Newspaper. http://archpaper.tumblr.com/post/50093227875/battery-conservancy-announces-50-chair-design

Taylor Seminar 2013
Huang, Alvin, Johnson, Jason S. (2013). “InformedForm: Articulated Tensions.” Suckerpunch. http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2013/04/08/informedform-articulated-tensions/

2012

AX2011 Wall Prototype Installation
Johnson, Jason S., Hume, Nathan. (2012). “AX2011 Wall.” Suckerpunch. http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/03/22/ax2011-wall/

“AX2011 Wall | Minus Architecture.” (2012). ARCH2O.com. http://www.arch2o.com/ax2011-wall-minus-architecture/

“AX2011 Wall – Jason Johnson.” (2012). Orgone Design (French Language). http://www.orgone-design.come/blog/ax2011-wall-jason-johnson/. [link broken/does not exist anymore]

Soupkah
CJSW Space + Place #18, November 6, 2012. Podcast & Article. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/space-+-place/id448176099?mt=2

ParaSeating
Beneteau, Greg. (2012). “Big Idea: University of Calgary’s makeCalgary Project.” Avenue. https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/big-idea-university-calgarys-makecalgary-project

2011

An Introductory Conversation
Joshua M. Taron, Jason S. Johnson. CMD Journal Online. https://issuu.com/eggermont/docs/cmdj_issue2

 Selected Conference Presentations

2014

Procedures for Community Based Parametric Design and Making, 5th STS Italia Conference, A Matter of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. June 2014.

Inhabiting Difference: Integrating Rule Based Design and Cultural Ritual. Atmos/6 Action Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg. February 2014.

2013

CloudSourcing, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.

Proposals for Animal Housing – Multi-Species House, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.

Oil Sands Remediation, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.

2010

Re:Connecting Devington – Parametric Agricultures, FORMCities Symposium on the Future of Mid-sized Cities, Jackson, Mississippi. November 2010.

Selected Invited Lectures

2014

Community Based Digital Design Build, Global Faculty Program, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara. February 2014.

Strategies for Competitive Studios (Solar Decathlon), Global Faculty Program, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara. February 2014.

Joshua M. Taron

Internet Media Features

2015    

EVDS, Joshua Taron on Informed Multi-agent Systems (IMAS) https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/joshua-taron-informed-multi-agent-systems-imas

 Architizer, Feature on the RAIC Festival Pavilion http://architizer.com/projects/raic-festival-pavilion-fxat-screen/

 2014    

Avenue Magazine, Redesigning Calgary for Future Floods http://archive.avenuecalgary.com/articles/redesigning-calgary-for-future-floods

 2012    

eVolo, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library} http://www.evolo.us/architecture/ambient-exchange-helsinki-library/

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/11/30/ambient-exchange/#more-26412

 Europaconcorsi, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/217007-the-Ambient-Exchange

 Archinect, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://archinect.com/news/article/61955739/helsinki-central-library-competition-entry-by-minus-architecture-studio-synthetiques

suckerPUNCH, Feature on Chaahk [Past Forward Blur Competition] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/11/19/chaahk/#more-26107

Calgary Herald, Feature on Chancellor’s Club event http://www.calgaryherald.com/homes/Chancellor+Club+stirs+debate+atop+tower/7526389/story.html

Think Space, Past Forward 2012 Blur Results Announcement http://www.think-space.org/en/gallery/past-forward-2012/blur/

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on urban (de)resolution [Adam Onulov thesis project, Advisor] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/07/25/urban-deresolution/#more-23811

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on Architecture and Fashion [Anna Batebe thesis project, Adviser] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/06/26/architecture-and-fashion-constructing-identity/#more-22750

suckerPUNCH, AA Lecture Announcement:  Speculative Structures http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/02/17/lecture-josh-taron/

Architectural Association, Speculative Structures Lecture [online] http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/VIDEO/lecture.php?ID=1811

2011    

Migrating Landcapes, Regional Competition Results Announcement http://migratinglandscapes.ca/regional-events/alberta

2010

suckerPUNCH, Feature on Gorgoneion [Chicago Union Station 2020] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2010/01/03/chicago-union-station-2020/#more-3378

Avenue Magazine, Style Q&A: U of C Professor and Environmental Designer Josh Taron http://www.avenuecalgary.com/articles/page/item/style-q%2526amp%3Ba%3A-architect-and-environmental-designer-josh-taron

Invited Lectures

 2015      

University of Calgary, EVDS 601, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Object Sites

 2014      

Calgary Bim Community (cBIMc), Smart Technologies Headquarters, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Designing for Deconstruction

 2012      

Architectural Association, London UK
co-hosted by the EmTech and DRL Graduate Programs
Lecture: Speculative Structures

 Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Lecture: Speculative Structures

American University of Sharjah, Dept. of Architecture, Sharjah, UAE
Lecture: Speculative Structures

 2011      

University of Calgary, ARST 201, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Integrative Autonomy

Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students

Jason S. Johnson, Joshua Vermillion Editors, 2016

Despite the clunky title, the book has more than just “exercises” and introduces beginners to the fundamentals of digital design—algorithmic thinking, parametric thinking, digital fabrication, data and analysis, etc. Also, we were pleased to get a great round up of contributors to write essays and/or sit for interviews—Tom Verebes, Andrew Kudless, Josh Taron, Marc Fornes, Simon Kim, and Benjamin Bratton

Jason S. Johnson

Conference Proceedings Edited

ACADIA 2011 Integration Through Computation : Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Joshua M. Taron, Jason S. Johnson, Vera Parlac, Branko Kolarevic, (eds), Calgary/Banff (October 2011) 413 pp. ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6

Peer Reviewed Articles/Conference Papers/Abstracts

Johnson, Jason S; Gardner, Guy. (2017) “Pareidolic Formations” ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 298- 307

Johnson, Jason S., Parker, Matthew (2016) “Architectural Heat Maps: A Workflow for Synthesizing Data” ACADIA // 2016: POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines [Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-77095-5] Ann Arbor 27-29 October, 2016, pp. 34-33

Johnson, Jason S., Parker, Matthew. (2014). “This is not a Glitch: Algorithms and anomalies in Google architecture.” In ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), edited by David Gerber, Alvin Huang, and Jose Sanchez, pp. 289-298. Los Angeles: Riverside Architectural Press/ACADIA. ISBN: 9781926724478

Johnson, Jason S. “Procedures for Community Based Parametric Design and Making.” Proceedings of the 5th STS Italia Conference, A Matter of Design, Milan. (In Press).

Johnson, Jason S. “Inhabiting Difference: Integrating Rule Based Design and Cultural Ritual.” Atmos/6 Action Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (February 2014).

Johnson, Jason S. “CloudSourcing.” Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (February 2013).

Johnson, Jason S., Taron, Joshua. (2011). “Cells and Infrastructure: Designing for Variable Futures.” In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Algorithmic Design for Architecture and Urban Design, ALGODE TOKYO 2011, edited by Yasushi Ikeda, D501-D512. Tokyo: AIJ Algode.

Joshua M. Taron

Refereed Conference Papers

Hosseini, S. Vahab; Taron, J M; Usman R. “Optically Illusive Architecture: Producing Depthless Objects Using Principles of Linear Perspective” ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 274-283

 Taron, J. “From Autonomy toward Anonymity in Architecture.” 2015 ACSA Fall Conference: Between the Autonomous & Contingent Object. Syracuse, 2015.

Taron, J. “Anonymity and the Making of a Non-relational Architecture.” In The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center: Papers from the 2015 ACSA Annual Meeting. Toronto, 2015.

Taron, J., Parker, M. “Bounded Agency:  Integrating Informed Multi-agent Systems with Architectural Subtractions.” In ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference.  Los Angeles, 2014.

Taron, J., Parker, M. “Augmented Agency:  Trompe L’oeil in the Age of Google Earth.” In ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference.  Los Angeles, 2014.

Taron, J. “Toward Anonymity in Architecture: An augmentation of the historical project of autonomy.”  Atmosphere 2014: Action. Winnipeg, 2014.

Taron, J. “Speculative Structures.” 30th eCAADe conference: Digital Physicality / Physical Digitality. Prague, 2012.

Taron, J. “Structurally Intelligent Swarms: Exploiting Interoperability toward Generative Design.” 6th ASCAAD Conference: CAAD / Innovation / Practice. Manama, 2012.

Johnson, J., Marquez, W., Taron, J. “Re:Connecting Devington – Parametric Agriculture.” FORMCities Symposium Proceedings. Jackson, 2011.

Taron, J.; Parlac, Vera; Kolarevic, Branko; Johnson, Jason S. (2011) “Forewords: An Integrative Moment” ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 20-21

Taron, J. “Interactive Localized Particle Swarms in Complex Restricted Environments.” ALGODE. Kanagawa, 2010.

Johnson, J., Taron, J. “Swarms, Cells and Infrastructure: Designing for Indeterminate Futures.” ALGODE. Kanagawa, 2010.

Taron, J., Von Mammen, S. “Interfacial Design: Situating Contemporary Autopoietic Techniques within the Context of the Autonomy Project and Biotechnological Revolution.” 28th eCAADe Conference: Future Cities. Zurich, 2010.

 Von Mammen, S., Jacob, C., Taron, J. “Dynamic and Complex Modeling with Swarms.” presented at Insect Nest to Human Architecture: Workshop on Engineering Principles of Innovation in Swarm-Made Architectures. Venice, 2009.

Refereed Journal Papers

Taron, J. “Structurally Intelligent Swarms.” Journal of Information Technology in Construction. 2012.

Von Mammen, S., Taron, J. “A Trans-Disciplinary Program for Biomimetic Computing and Architectural Design.” Journal of Information Technology in Construction. 2012.

Johnson, J., Marquez, W., Taron, J. “Re:Connecting Devington – Parametric Agriculture.” Mid– a discourse on mid-sized cities, Issue 1, Jackson, 2011.

Taron, J., “Interactive Hemostasis Modeling in Urban Network Design.” International Journal of Architectural Computing. 2009.

Edited Publications

 Johannesson, L., Eggermont, M., Taron, J., Adagha, O. (eds), Journal of Computational Media Design, Issue 4, Calgary, Summer 2012.

Taron, J., Parlac, V., Kolarevic, B., Johnson, J. (eds), Integration through Computation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA Press, 2011.

Johnson, J., Taron, J., Parlac, V., Kolarevic, B., (eds).  Integration through Computation: Project Catalog of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA Press, 2011.

Johannesson, L., Eggermont, M., Taron, J. (eds), Journal of Computational Media Design, Issue 2, Calgary, Summer 2011.

Non-Refereed Publications + Contributions

Taron, J. “Distributed Sensations.” in Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students. Johnson, J., Vermillion, J. (eds). Routledge (in press).  [Book Chapter]

Bratton, B.H., Taron, J. “Stack Pedagogy.” in Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students. Johnson, J., Vermillion, J. (eds). Routledge (in press).  [Book Chapter]

Taron, J. “Portfolio: Josh Taron.” Journal of Computational Media Design. Issue 4, Summer 2012.

Taron, J. “On the Integrative Program.” Integration through Computation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA Press, 2011.

Taron, J. “Inducing Disconnection: Dissensus, Incongruency, Liminality.” Integration through Computation: Project Catalog of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA Press, 2011.

makeCalgary 2011: Catalyst, Feature on CJSW radio (Calgary), produced by Marc Affeld and Kate van Fraassen, Fall 2011.   Radio Interview.

Taron, J. and Johnson, J. “An Introductory Conversation.” Journal of Computational Media Design, Issue 2, Summer 2011.

Taron, J., Kolarevic, B., Johnson, J., Parlac, V., University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design, Laboratory for Integrative Design profile, in Visions, Catalog of the 9th edition of BEYOND MEDIA International Festival for Architecture and Media, Florence, Italy.

Guy Gardner

Peer Reviewed Articles/Conference Papers/Abstracts

Armstrong, Logan; Guy Gardner & Christina James “Evolutionary Solar Architecture – Generative Solar Design Through Soft Forms and Rigid Logics” Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 55-64

Matthew Parker

Peer Reviewed Articles/Conference Papers/Abstracts

Parker, Matthew; Taron, Josh “Form-Making in SIFT Imaged Environments” ACADIA // 2016: POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines [Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-77095-5] Ann Arbor 27-29 October, 2016, pp. 78-87