UTOPIA VS. DYSTOPIA.
The inaugural season of the Design Academy kicked off with a three-day festival from January 26-29, 2017. Programming explored the theme of “Utopia vs. Dystopia: Designing Our Imagined Futures.” Examining major cultural disruptions and scientific advances such as robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and new production technologies, the Design Academy asks whether designers will be the ones to tip the scales toward utopia or dystopia.
See more upcoming events for this season:
March 7: MVR 2.2, in partnership with Pioneer Works
FREE - Click to register for tickets here.
Returning for its second year, MVR is a lecture event series focused on new forms of exchange between body and technology developed by Eyebeam Alumni Nancy Nowacek and David Sheinkopf, Director of Technology at Pioneer Works. With the decreasing size and cost of computer vision, digital components, and advances in virtual reality, we are faced with a renewed awareness of the impact of current digital practices on the physical body. MVR provides a platform for learning and discussions concerning these new interactions between body and information, device, and action. Past speakers have included Gene Kogan, Liat Berdugo, Amelia Winger, and Daniel Temkin. The first series explored an expansive breadth of topics that investigate Virtual Reality, interactive installation, techno-choreography, and displaced embodiment.
This edition of MVR takes place at A/D/O for the first time, in partnership with Pioneer Works.
Check back soon for more events to come