With the pace of innovation, what role does technology play in the future of design? In a culture of planned obsolescence, what is our responsibility to improve upon ideas rather than creating a new shiny object? How can we marry technology with design to strengthen our families and communities?
Join us October 14, 6:00-8:00 pm at Madelife as some of Boulder’s brightest minds consider:
How technology is changing the way we design everything from cars to homes to furniture;
In a world of disposable products, it’s time to pause, look at what IS working, and discuss how we can improve on these ideas rather than trying to “disrupt” them;
How can the design community create spaces, products and communities that make our lives more human, and help combat the loneliness and isolation created by technology.
Dominique Gettliffe, Principal, Gettliffe Architecture: “One lens through which we can look at technology and responsible innovation is the impact on human connection.”
Mark Bloomfield, Principal, Sustainably Built: “When we’re building an energy efficient home, we can combine new technologies with principles…”
Jason McCloskey, Owner, Flitch Studios: “I will examine the issues of how traditional craft is portrayed compared to using “new” technologies and the stigmas around each school of thought.”
Kevin Learmann, Vice President of Systems Consultation, Residential Systems Inc.: “How will home technology help our homes be safer, more intuitive and create stronger families and stronger communities?”
Nat Carruthers, Audi Boulder: “How does the “design process” impact the future of the automotive landscape as technologies change to deal with ‘planned obsolescence’.”