The relationship between digital and physical products is larger than if it exists on a hard drive or a shelf. It’s the tension between access and ownership, searching and finding, sharing and collecting. It’s a dance between the visible and the invisible, and what happens when we’re forced to remember versus when we are allowed to forget. How does this affect usânot just as makers, but as consumers of these products? Does collecting things matter if we don’t revisit them? We may download, bookmark, tag, organize, and star, but what then?
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Yves Béhar, CEO/Founder, fuseproject; COO, Jawbone Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO Peter Schwartz, Co-founder, Global Business Network; Senior Vice President, Salesforce - Moderator
Design is not just for house interiors or a tech gadget’s user interface. Design has come to infiltrate how great leaders think, collaborate and tackle the world’s smallest and greatest problems. The idea of design thinking, often credited to IDEO CEO Tim Brown, has transformed analytical thinking into creative yet practical problem solving. It is thinking outside the box come to life. Yves Béhar has leveraged his design ethos with a dedication to quality and a positive consumer-product relationship, and has led a number of diverse design projects like One Laptop Per Child and the NYC Condom, for that city’s Department of Health. Join us as the wizards of design thinking Brown and Béhar dissect the formula for harmonizing industry, beauty, brand and meaning.
The RSA President’s Lecture: Why Creativity is the New Economy, (10th Sep 2012)
We are living in a time of "Great Reset" - when economic crisis provides an opportunity to rethink virtually every aspect of our lives - from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions.
Taking a deeper look at the forces reshaping our economy, and giving us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do - and where we might be headed, Richard Florida shows how these forces, when combined, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and create surprising opportunities for all of us.
Using lessons from the last ten years to show how Creative Class theory has grown from a prediction to a prescription for an economy in turmoil, Florida argues the need for a new social compact to put us back on the path to economic growth. Florida’s Creative Compact commits to developing the full human potential and creative capabilities of every person, and suggests a new set of institutional supports to ensure a more robust and sustainable social system around the new world of work.
Speaker: Dr Richard Florida, director, the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the University of Toronto and NYU; senior editor, The Atlantic and is the author of several influential global best sellers, including the award-winning ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’.
Introduced by: HRH The Princess Royal, RSA President.
Chair: Luke Johnson, RSA Chair.
Designer and technologist Tom Armitage argues that learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way, and that it should spur creativity: the possibility of doing entirely new things.
David Sparks (a.k.a. MacSparky) joins Brett to discuss prioritizing time, reducing day job stress, Markdown, and why the world needs regular expressions. A battle to the death ensues in the top 3 picks.
At the 1983 International Design Conference at Aspen, a young Steve Jobs predicted that within two years, the market would see more computers than automobiles. He also said the computers would likely be poorly designed, though they didn’t have to be. It was difficult for the audience to understand the deep sense in which he meant this commitment to good design. Beyond mere “gift-wrapping,” the emerging graphical interfaces were to signal computational functions that most could not even imagine. How might we be comparably limited today? What new futures might be realized in a year or two – let alone 29 years from now? We listened to Steve Harberger’s cassette recording of this little-known Jobs speech, followed by viewing a contemporary recording of the TEDx talk by Ryan Chin. He’s envisioning “smart cities” with a wireless infrastructure that mitigates congestion through “sharable, collapsible, rechargeable CityCars, GreenWheel bicycles, and RoboScooters,” along with knowledge of our habits using different modes of transportation. Join in the discussion! Consider what to do when imagination cannot keep pace with technology development.
Seb is known for large scale installations and events that bring people together using technology, like his interactive digital fireworks, glowstick voting, and PixelPhones - a system that connects all the smart phones together, turning each member of the audience into a single pixel of a huge pulsating display.
Hardware and software is evolving so fast that creative coders can barely keep up, and we’ve just scratched the surface of what depth sensors, projectors and smart phones are capable of.
In this down to earth session, Seb will explore how technology can create huge interactive playful events and encourage a sense of community rather than everyone having a private experience with their own screens.
Lest you think that Seb dabbles only in the realm of pixels, he has been known to use the physical world as his canvas too, making digital fireworks and projections with Processing.
Toys are not idle knick-knacks: they allow us to explore otherwise impossible terrain; fire the imagination; provide sparks for structured play. They do not just entertain and delight; they stimulate and inspire. And always, they remind us of the value - and values - to be found in abstract play.
A decade ago, on the other side of two wars, an economic meltdown, and mass unemployment, economist Richard Florida made a big splash asserting the economic power and glory of what he dubbed the “creative class.”
A new social class, he said, of writers and dancers and artists, innovators in science and medicine, technology and media.Freelancers and free thinkers whose open minds were reshaping the world and firing up a lot of wealth. Suddenly, every ambitious city and town wanted to be a creative class magnet.
Ten years on, how’s that all going?
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