The 2nd of 3 lectures by John May. May is a Lecturer in the departments of Geography and Architecture at UCLA, and an Assistant Researcher at the Institute of the Environment. His essays on the history and theory of technology and urbanism have appeared in various journals, including Perspecta, New Geographies, Thresholds, and Verb: Crisis.

The second lecture will address the concept of the architectural site, and specifically the site as an outcome of a diverse ensemble of technical processes that, since the late 18th century, have tended towards greater and greater degrees of automation.