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Join us for the one or all of the Design and Violence Debates!
Design and Violence is an ongoing online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society by pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work. For this debate series, spanning four evenings, the curators have chosen four provocative motions supported by case studies that will be argued for faults and merits.
Moderated by Design and Violence co-curator Paola Antonelli, the second debate centers upon The Liberator, the world’s first 3D printed gun. The gun’s designer, Cody Wilson, and author and journalist Rob Walker (New York Times, Design Observer, Slate) will deliver debate motions, after which will follow a discussion focused on open-source design, the limits of gun laws and rights, and our assumptions about the ethics of design.
Consumers have limited insight into their real preferences. This is especially true with respect to products that are radically different. What market researchers often underestimate is the degree to which consumers have difficulty imagining or anticipating a new and very different reality.
Twitter / pourmecoffee: ”Djibouti migrants try to capture cheap cell signals from Somalia to call relatives” (Photo: John Stanmeyer/@NatGeo)
Wow. That’s some picture.
There is such a story in this photo about intersection of technology and culture and how products play a social role in our lives.
The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else.
- Mark Hurst
Reiterating the thesis of my DRC talk: “Products play a social role in our lives, whether or not we are using them.”
– Clement Mok