Mark Shepard is an artist, architect, and researcher whose work investigates the entanglements of contemporary technologies and urban life. His work has been exhibited at the Venice International Architecture Biennial, the Rotterdam International Architecture Biennial, Ars Electronica and Transmediale, among other venues. His edited book, Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban space, was published by MIT Press and the Architectural League of New York. While at MacDowell he worked on a manuscript for a book addressing the spatial epistemologies of artificial intelligence and machine learning, an excerpt of which was presented at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). He also developed a series of experiments in code involving the narrative and spatial idiosyncrasies common to Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs).
Mark Shepard worked in the New Hampshire studio.
New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…