1. Glen Cummings, “Negotiating Urban Nature”


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    Glen Cummings, designer and partner at MTWTF, presents recent collaborative engagements with urban nature through the ongoing Safari 7 project (iterations launching in Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Shenzhen…

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    • Jane Nisselson, “Cinematics of Systems, Processes, and Beautiful Things”


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      Jane Nisselson is the founder of Virtual Beauty, a film production studio whose Webby-nominated short films focus on the intersection of design, science, and engineering. Through her films, Nisselson…

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      • Constance Rosenblum, “Private Lives in the Big City: Writing About New Yorkers and Their Distinctive Habitats”


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        Constance Rosenblum, longtime editor and reporter at The New York Times, will discuss issues involved in writing about New Yorkers and the many and varied places they call home. In addition to her…

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        • Kurt Andersen, “Why Spy”


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          Of the satirical 1980s magazine Spy, Dave Eggers has observed, “It might have remade New York’s cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was…

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          • Rick Poynor, “Writing with Pictures”


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            Rick Poynor, the British critic, writes about images, and selects and edits them for magazines, books, exhibitions, and his blog at Design Observer. He is also increasingly preoccupied, as a photographer,…

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            • Virginia Postrel, "Meaning and Value in Commercial Culture"


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              Meaning is one of the greatest sources of economic value and one of the least respected. Explanations of why people buy things "they don't need" tend to fall back on stories of status…

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              • Vince Aletti, "Face of Fashion: Fashion Photography, Art Direction, and Magazine Design"


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                Photography critic and curator Vince Aletti will discuss fashion magazines' troubled relationship with reality, and the ways in which, while providing a means of escape, their pages also act…

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                • Kati London, “New Forms of Engagement and Play in a Sensor- and Real-Time-Data-Dominated World”


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                  If plants can communicate using Twitter and the telephone, sharks in the Pacific Ocean can play games with people wherever they are, and local currencies can help connect disparate populations across…

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                  • Sandy Speicher, “Design for Learning”


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                    Education, just like any other sector, has many diverse challenges—all of which might be addressed by design. From creating new solutions for the classroom, to radically re-thinking entire education…

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                    • Susannah Drake, "Resilient Urban Environments"


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                      In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been so relevant. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio, will discuss how landscape architecture and…

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