Setting Tangents Around A Circle –
"If you set enough tangents around a circle, you begin to recreate the shape of the circle itself." —Teju Cole
In this talk Josh Begley considers human data -- what lies at the bottom of the ledger -- and tangential approaches to representing historical archives. Paying particular attention to landscape, geography, carcerality, and surveillance, he examines ways of seeing some of the violence behind the way we live.
Quantum Design – As a science groupie, a math fangirl, a Sunday physics dabbler, Paola Antonelli likes to launch in--at times facile--analogies between scientific theories and design zeitgeist (her thesis was entitled 'Fractal Architecture...') The time has come to tackle quantum. In this talk she attempts an exploration of how ambivalence and entanglement apply to design.
Quantum Design thrives in ambiguous states, in the spaces ‘in between’—between digital and physical, high-tech and crafts, old and new, nature and artifice, developed and emerging world.
Closed captions available in this version.
Coming soon: an essay of the transcript with images and descriptions throughout.
Design for Know-Nothings, Dilettantes, and Melancholy Interlopers – Translators, impresarios, believers, and the heartbroken—this is a talk about design outside of authorship and ownership, IP or copyright, and even outside of research and collaboration. When and where do ideas come to life? What counts as design? Sara talks about some of her own "not a real designer" work, but mostly she talks about the creative work of others: in marine biology, architecture, politics, education. Lots of nerdy history, folks.
Ars Combinatoria: Narratives of Association as a Creative Process –
This talk is an exercise in associations. Tania Candiani weaves together her interest in the creative possibilities of the chance encounter with the presentation of a series of projects situated at the intersection of language systems, sound, and logics of technology. Mixing the history of science, empirical observation techniques, and a few technological utopias, she suggests ways of re-thinking the moment of invention, of understanding the organization of thought as its own discourse of invention.