This course assesses the impact of artificial Intelligence on design and architecture as an aesthetic rather than a purely economic question. AI has already added a series of invisible layers to how we see and create our environment. Understanding this new machine-mediated visual culture is critical to addressing its growth, finding potentials and opportunities, and identifying avenues for critique and resistance. Readings and discussion will trace the historical role of algorithms in human culture and the understanding of design as an algorithmic process, even a machinic one. During the second half of the course, students will work with AI platforms such as Runway ML to develop a design proposal that takes a critical and aesthetically specific stance on the current and impending impact of AI.