If you are in or around Boston on November 15th between the hours of 1 and 6, we highly recommend you check out Core77’s latest Design 2.0 conference: Design, Technology, and the Future – A Panel Discussion on the Opportunities and imperatives ahead.
Moderated by Core 77’s Editor-in-Chief, Allan Chochinov, the panel is definitely impressive. The four speakers bring together a mixture of art, economics, science, and engineering speaking on the future. John Maeda has been designated one of the 21 most important people of the twenty-first century by Esquire magazine. Natalie Jeremijenko has a very interesting perspective as an artist crisscrossing contemporary art with science and engineering. Bill Cokayne is founder of Change Research, Inc, a Research and Design firm that develops tools for Fortune 100. Last but not least is Jason Pearson, Executive Director of GreenBlue, a research and design institute that stimulates the creative redesign of industry by focusing the expertise of professional communities to create practical solutions, resources, and opportunities for implementing sustainability.
The Program Description reads:
As products and systems become smarter and more technologically imbued, the mandate of the designer is thrown into question. If we can make anything, what should we make? And if all of our activities have consequences—environmental, economic and social-what are the opportunities for moving positively into the future? How can we balance serving interests with setting agendas?