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published: April, 2002

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William Mitchell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
School of Architecture and Planning
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-231
Cambridge MA
02139 USA
Email: wjm@mit.edu

William J. Mitchell is Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. He also serves as Architectural Adviser to the President of MIT. Among his publications are: e-topia: Urban Life, Jim --But Not As We Know It,(MIT Press, 1999), his most recent book which explores the new forms and functions of cities in the digital electronic era High Technology and Low-Income Communities, with Donald A. Schön and Bish Sanyal (MIT Press, 1998) City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn(MIT Press, 1995) The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era (MIT Press, 1992) The Logic of Architecture: Design, Computation, and Cognition (MIT Press, 1990) Before coming to MIT, he was the G. Ware and Edythe M. Travelstead Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Design Studies Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He previously served as Head of the Architecture/Urban Design Program at UCLA's Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and he has also taught at Yale, Carnegie-Mellon, and Cambridge Universities. In Spring 1999 he was the University of Virginia as Thomas Jefferson Professor. He holds a BArch from the University of Melbourne, MED from Yale University, and MA from Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of Melbourne and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 1997 he was awarded the annual Appreciation Prize of the Architectural Institute of Japan for his "achievements in the development of architectural design theory in the information age as well as worldwide promotion of CAD education." He is currently Chair of The National Academies Committee on Information Technology and Creativity.

William will present The Museum: A Building Type in Transition