1. Designing the design conversation

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    • Introduction to Paul Pangaro

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      • What is design thinking

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        Pangaro offers a basic definition of "design thinking" that is consistent with current pratices.

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        • On artificial intelligence

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          As a way of perceiving the world, artificial intelligence is lacking. Cybernetics offers a more humanistic approach to technology and interaction. View next: "What is cybernetics?"

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          • The future of cybernetics

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            Development of cybernetic software may not be too far on the future. See Dr Pangaro's predictions about what form this new technology may take. View next: "On artificial intelligence"

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            • Conversation at work

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              Conversation is key to collaboration. Dr Pangaro envisions software for interaction that enables dynamic conversation at work and "conversation with content". View next: "Foundational principles of cybernetics"

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              • What is cybernetics?

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                Paul Pangaro discusses how the fundamental concepts of cybernetics inform our perception of the world and of the quotidian. View next: "Conversation at work"

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                • Nerve Threshold and Intermittent Conduction

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                  This video is from an early computer graphics film made by Steve Raymond and Paul Pangaro at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics in 1975. The film quantifies how the nerve impulses that travel along nerve axons change the excitability of the membrane. Findings from experiments with frog axons are presented in a progression, leading to the hypothesis that such changes in excitability cause impulse patterns to be distributed within the nervous system according to the messages encoded in spike trains. Jerome Y. Lettvin and colleagues championed the idea that excitability changes underlie neural encoding and decoding of meaning by sensory systems. For a description of the models in the video see: Raymond S A and Pangaro P A. Explanation of intermittent conduction based on activity-dependent changes in nerve threshold. Prog. Report 116:273-287, July 1975. For more on the science of neural information handling see: Chung S H, Raymond S A, Lettvin J Y. Multiple meaning in single visual units. Brain Behav. Evol., 1970;3:72-101. Raymond S A. Effects of nerve impulses on threshold of frog sciatic nerve fibers. J. Physiol., 1979;290:273-303.

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                  • Paskian Artifacts—Machines and Models of Gordon Pask

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                    Description and review of artifacts from the work of Gordon Pask and their relationship to his work on Conversation Theory. Narrated by Paul Pangaro. Produced by Claudia L'Amoreaux. 2001.

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                    • Rethinking Design Thinking - Paul Pangaro - PICNIC '10

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                      In a world of increasing complexity, our problems just seem to get worse and worse. While the activity we call "design" began at the dawn of civilization, “design thinking” has recently been proposed as a means to solve these “wicked problems”—as well as all but guarantee a path to innovation for organizations of all stripes. But what is "design thinking"? And is it the panacea proposed? In an unblinking assessment of where design is and where it could take us, Paul Pangaro offers a critique of design thinking grounded in a cybernetic perspective. He argues that conversations are the heart and substance of all design practice, and shows how a cadence of designed conversations is an effective means for us to comprehend, and perhaps even begin to tame, our wicked problems. Slides that complement the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/picnicfestival/redesign-5449841

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