DESIGN AND RESEARCH SEMINAR FT. PAULA SCHER AND NEIL HARBINSSON.

For September's Design & Research Seminar, we celebrated London Design Week by inviting some of the most influential superpower creatives of our time. We featured Neil Harbisson, a Cyborg Artist who listens to colors through an antenna implanted in his skull and Paula Scher, one of the most influential graphic designers who has been at the forefront of design for more than four decades. Interactive Director Mike Tucker took us inside Magic Leap for the first time and Columbia University Associate Professor Lydia Chilton discussed how artificial intelligence is finding its way in educational institutions. In this session, we investigated the relationship between the future of mentorship, knowledge, and technology. Curated and lead by Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun.

Learn more about Homo Sapiens, I Hear You by visiting a-d-o.com. Tickets included an interactive panel, Q&A and refreshments. Come prepared with questions.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Shake Shack, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colors via audible vibrations in his skull including infrared and ultraviolet as well as receive colors from space, images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via the internet connection. Harbisson identifies himself both as a cyborg; he feels he is technology, and as a transspecies; he no longer feels 100% human. His artwork explores identity, human perception, the connection between sight and sound and the use of artistic expression via new sensory inputs. In 2010 he co­-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promotes cyborg art. In 2017 he co-founded the Transpecies Society, an association that gives voice to people with non-human identities defends the freedom of self-design and offers the creation of new senses and new organs in the community.


Mike Tucker is an Interactive Director working in mixed reality at Magic Leap and is currently focusing on creating the world of Tónandi with Sigur Rós. He previously created the VR experience Tana Pura with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, collaborated with Encyclopedia Pictura to dream up the Kanye West video game and spent a few years with Universal Everythingcreating a variety of projects including Radiohead's Polyfauna.


Lydia Chilton is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University, who is also an expert in computational design.


Past speakers have included Douglas Trumbull, Special Effects Director, Professor Graciela Chichilinsky, Mathematical Economist, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Biodesigner, Dr. Nancy Kiang, N.A.S.A. Scientist, Paolo Antonelli, MoMA Curator, Paul Sahre, Graphic Designer, Novmichi Tosa, founder of Maywa Denki.

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When
September 12, 2018
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Tickets
FREE

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