Forging the future without the forge

  • Digital Fabrication
  • Interactive + Multimedia Architecture
  • Adaptive Systems
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Smart Infrastructure

Pittsburgh is on the forefront of a radical technological revolution. The city’s industrial heritage coupled with the abundance of universities have allowed it to emerge as hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Major tech companies have flocked to set up shop in the Steel City, and the result is a place being fundamentally transformed by technology as one of the country’s most highly educated workforces creates the future. 

The Technology track will start in the East Liberty neighborhood, what used to be the city’s primary business district, today transforming with the tech boom. See how the landscape has changed by touring an former Nabisco Cookie factory now converted into Google’s Pittsburgh offices. Afterwards, head next door to TechShop for a tour and workshop in this public-access makerspace and digital fabrication lab that has fundamentally shifted how and who can innovate. Discover how Deep Local has transformed public spaces in Pittsburgh and around the world with immersive installations and inventive brand experiences, and learn about projects like Nova Place - Carnegie Mellon University’s smart infrastructure laboratory - that are showing us how new technology is radically changing how we live and how we interact with our world.