Ron Lubman interview, 1995 March 27

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Ron Lubman interview, 1995 March 27
Contributor Names
Poll, Carol (Interviewer)
Lubman, Ron
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This is an interview with FIT professor, architect, and designer Ron Lubman. He discusses his professional interior design experience and the future of design in relation to computers. Lubman was tapped to help found the Electronic Learning Facility, which educated students and faculty on the coming world of computers. He discusses how early demonstrations of computer-aided design were met with major opposition. Lubman goes on to discuss several courses he built on three dimensional space manipulation and how he instills in design students the ability and desire to illustrate technically. Lubman goes into how his coursework resembles Hollywood's processes and touts Columbia's "Paperless Studio" as the future of design practice. Lubman then discusses FIT students and how they can be overwhelmed by computer skills without proper motivation. Lubman was recruited to FIT after he gave a lecture on the future of computers in architecture and interior design. He talks about changes in the student body over time and finally discusses interior design faculty reactions to computer-aided design.
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Oral histories
Lubman, Ron
Panero, Julius
Interior decoration
Architectural design
Computer drawing
Computer-aided design
Virtual reality
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
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FIT Repository ID: aod_000842
SPARC reference code: US.NNFIT.SC.FITA.


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Fashion Institute of Technology. (1995, March 26). Ron Lubman interview, 1995 March 27 [Video]. Archive on Demand.
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