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Tech Action Convention


John V. Maciuika specializes in the history of modern architecture and design. He teaches courses in the history of art, architecture, urbanism, the decorative arts, and design at the City University of New York’s Baruch College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests include the relationship between architecture and cultural identity; shifting narratives of the “modern” over time in architecture and design; the sociology of the design professions; and the cultural politics of architecture in particular national settings. Professor Maciuika is currently serving as the alumni president of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, president of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians; and as a book review editor for modern architecture for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.


Quintus Jett is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Administration, in conjunction with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. His doctorate is in the field of Organizational Theory, with a focus on innovation and management in high-tech industries. Applying insights from this field, he has focused his research on the design of organizations that must be responsive to changing technology, growing diversity, and other significant environmental changes.


Franziska Lamprecht is a Brooklyn based artist and part of “eteam”, a two artist collaborative that investigates conceptual possibilities and practical improvements in public spaces and private territories. They have been awarded a Henry Moore Foundation Project Grant, an EYEBEAM Production Grant and the Marion Ermer Preis 2004. In 2005 they have been selected for the New Commissions Program at Art in General, NY and the Longwood Arts Project Digital Matrix Commissions Program (NY).

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