William J. Mitchell
William J. Mitchell, Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, holds the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. (1954) Professorship and directs the Media Lab's Smart Cities research group. He was formerly Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, both at MIT.
He teaches courses and conducts research in design theory, computer applications in architecture and urban design, and imaging and image synthesis. A Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Mitchell taught previously at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and at UCLA. His most recent book,Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City was published by MIT Press. His earlier books include: ME++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City; E-Topia: Urban Life, JimBut Not As We Know It; the edited volume High Technology and Low-Income Communities (with Donald A. Schon and Bish Sanyal); City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn; Digital Design Media (with Malcolm McCullough, two editions); The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era; and The Logic of Architecture: Design, Computation, and Cognition.