Dwayne Olyer introduces Dan the Automator (Daniel M. Nakamura). The Automator discusses his work as a music producer and the creative process involved, and he emphasizes the importance of collaboration. He mentions his work with other artists like the cartoon band Gorillaz or the singer Chan Marshall, who performs as Cat Power. He makes a comparison between the creative process involved in music production and that of architecture. The lecture is followed by a student question and answer session that touches on issues of historical relevance and the role of technology in design.