Liam Young


  • Saturday 07 21:00 - 21:40


i spy with my machine eye / liam young

I Spy With My Machine Eye

Join speculative architect Liam Young and acclaimed electronic producer Forest Swords for the live expanded cinema performance, I Spy with my Machine Eye, a filmic tour told from the perspective of a drone drifting across the planet. Based around Young's short film ‘In the Robot Skies’, the first fiction film shot entirely using preprogramed drones and accompanied by Forest Swords original soundscape they present a near-future love story set against the fears and wonders of an impending drone age.

Liam Young

Liam Young is a speculative architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is cofounder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and global implications of new technologies and Unknown Fields, a nomadic research studio that travels on expeditions to chronicle these emerging conditions as they occur on the ground. He has been acclaimed in both mainstream and architectural media, including the BBC, NBC, Wired, Guardian, Times. His work has been collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has taught internationally at the Architectural Association, Princeton University and now runs the ground breaking MA in Fiction and Entertainment at Sci Arc in Los Angles. Liam’s narrative approach sits between documentary and fiction as he focuses on projects that aim to reveal the invisible connections and systems that make the modern world work. Liam now manages his time between exploring distant landscapes and prototyping the future worlds he extrapolates from them.