Design Revolution or Social Revolution? Both.

The notion of design revolution has emerged frequently, just recently, as a meme that takes its force from the recognition of need for change by designers  themselves. A recent Core77 article follows the recent Design Biennial conference held at St. Etienne, France reveals some of the problematics underway if designers seriously consider their role as . . . → Read More: Design Revolution or Social Revolution? Both.

Disciplined dialogues for transformation

Our non-profit dialogic design organization (Institute for 21st Century Agoras) is currently underway with an international dialogue being convened for over the next two weeks with scholars, designers, educators, and activists on the question:

“In the context of Obama’s vision for engaging stakeholders from all walks of life in a bottom-up democracy employing Internet technology, . . . → Read More: Disciplined dialogues for transformation

JSB advocates Slow Learning at Strategy 08

Not that he calls it that, but I do. Think “Slow Food of Learning.” Here’s the segue. At his recent presentation at the IIT Institute of Design Strategy conference, John Seely Brown frames new ways of envisioning institutional architectures. As a longtime advocate of rethinking the contemporary organization, he asks how we might deploy emerging . . . → Read More: JSB advocates Slow Learning at Strategy 08

Cognitive impacts of Google’s info hegemony

Referring to the prior post, the title was meant to provoke and reprieve the Atlantic article thesis. As with many technological aids to cognitive augmentation, the answer is “both” dumber and smarter.

Perhaps we are all still only in the first few years of a new media behavior, and like . . . → Read More: Cognitive impacts of Google’s info hegemony