In this session of Imminent Ecologies, the Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design, panelists examine the new representational and analytic technologies that allow for the investigation of the complex web of energy and information that defines the dynamic relationship between the natural and built environments.

Speakers: Don Greenberg, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics, Cornell University (moderator); John Haymaker, principal, Design Process Innovation; Brandon Hencey, assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Cornell University; William Braham, associate professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; Kevin Pratt, assistant professor of architecture, Cornell University; and David Bosworth, M.Arch'99, Cornell University.

The two-day symposium, held April 15-16, 2011 at Cornell, probed the possibilities of new design tools in an age of high-throughput computing.