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Last minute gift-shopping? Check out new titles here for inspiration!

Interested in building a better world, improving the outlook for people and the planet in 2022? Keen to understand the critical link between buildings and our biology? Then check out these books, written and edited by members and colleagues of … Continue reading

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Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture Book Launch: Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Human Architecture and Planning Institute held a global, virtual event to celebrate the publication of the new book Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture on December 9, 2021. Here’s the recording: https://youtu.be/WaEmnGOFW6c In 20 chapters, this book makes the case for a new … Continue reading

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How Psychology + Neuroscience Change How We ’See’ Architecture + Ourselves: December 8th, 7 PM ET

Ann Sussman will talk about about her new book Cognitive Architecture, 2nd edition, (2021) co-authored with Justin B Hollander, which reveals the technologies, including eye tracking, that show how subliminal human behaviors direct our experience of the built environment more than … Continue reading

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Designing for the Subliminal Brain: Architecture & the 21st Century Paradigm Shift, at the ICAA, December 3, 2021

How do buildings make people feel? How do they influence behavior? This talk at the ICAA (Institute for Classical Architecture & Art) in NYC reviewed new findings in neuroscience and psychology and new technologies that can help us better understand … Continue reading

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Architecture in Transition: New Findings from the Sciences: Webinar, Nov 11, 2021

This free talk, live-streamed from India, featured biometric studies of buildings, like the one below, by geneticsofdesign.com! Click here for more info on the event, sponsored by the non-profit, INHAF: Architecture in Transition: New Findings from the Sciences And the … Continue reading

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How Modern Architecture Takes Us Up – to the Sky (literally!)

It’s fascinating to look at how we really look at buildings – or not. Indeed, it can be revealing to see how modern buildings draw us to look at things around them – their surrounding trees, sky, or roof line – rather than … Continue reading

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From CommonEdge.org: How Biometric Software is Changing How We Understand Architecture—and Ourselves

by Ann Sussman + Janice M Ward It doesn’t matter where they are—city, state, country, continent, it makes no difference. When it comes to big and boxy glass buildings, the human brain is hardwired to take them in the same way: as … Continue reading

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Participate in a Biometric Study in Boston – November 5, 2020!

Participate in this important study promoting the research we do at geneticsofdesign.com working with the non-profit theHapi.org; it’s a great chance to try out eye-tracking glasses and really see what your body’s doing subliminally as you walk down a street! … Continue reading

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We’re Waiting for You!

Stay tuned for more on face-i-tecture, and how faces+’eyes’-make-places, this fall! Ann + Janice

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Five Big Ideas for Designing Today’s Cities

Genetics of Design collaborated with Tufts University on the five big ideas presented here in this week’s TuftsNow and at the Ux+Design conference in April. Too fun! Collaboration’s key. More info here: https://now.tufts.edu/articles/five-big-ideas-designing-today-s-cities

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