Prototype: Craft in the Future Tensewill explore the radical and multiple ways that creative people are making their ideas real, nurturing conversations across disciplines and methods. Co-convened by the Victoria Albert Museum and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, the symposium is scheduled for June 10-11 in Dundee in Scotland.
Prototyping is done in many industries - from cars to ceramics, medical equipment to publishing, architects to chefs - but the process, development and understanding for each is different. What can one discipline teach another about prototyping? What place does prototyping hold for scientists, artists, politicians, athletes or business managers? How can prototyping lead these and other disciplines to imagine and re-imagine the future?
The 12 speakers:
Michael Schrage, Business Innovator, MIT
Elizabeth Sanders, Participatory Designer, MakeTools
Stuart Brown, Biomedical Engineer, University of Dundee
Norman Klein, Novelist & Cultural Critic, California Institute of the Arts
Simon Starling, Conceptual Artist
Pieter Jan Stappers, Design Theorist and Innovator, University of Delft
Hazel White, Interactive Jeweller, University of Dundee
Leonardo Bonanni, Architect, Designer, Artist, MIT Media Lab
Frederic Schwartz, Architectural Historian, University College London
Constance Adams, Space Travel Architect, Synthesis International
Rosan Chow, Designer, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
Chicks on Speed, Musicians, Artists, Innovators
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Prototype: Craft in the Future Tense
June 10-11, 2010
University of Dundee, Scotland
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.