Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery Rachel Lachowicz's True Colors (2013)
This week, a disco-era porn soundtrack plays for a night in WeHo, and an artist exhibits aluminum moon craters in Venice.
5. Setting parameters
Parametricism refers to the process of setting the parameters for a geometric thing. It's used in computational design and could feasibly allow the design of increasingly complicated, truly futuristic buildings or environments. A two-day conference at REDCAT, The Politics of Parametricism, explores how parametric models could be used and how their use could change the way the world looks and works. Speakers include Patrik Schumacher, a partner at Zaha Hadid's firm in London, and Phil Bernstein, who has done cloud systems research for Microsoft. 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; Nov. 15, 7 p.m., and Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; $10. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org.