Designing for Emergence and Innovation: Redesigning Design
Submitted on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 14:29 — Greg Van Alstyne
Passion Project Outline: Nature Happens
Submitted on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:35 — isabelle
The thesis of this project begins with what it means to be a human living amongst other humans in the natural world and what it will take to continue doing so.
Thackara on urban sprawl: "it just happens—or so it appears"
Submitted on Thu, 08/23/2007 - 15:03 — Greg Van Alstyne
While we were participating with Alex Manu in building a thinkmap on car-driven cities, I thought about this great quotation from John Thakara's In the Bubble (Thackara, 2005, 5 or here http://www.thackara.com/inthebubble/toc.html):
"We’re being swept into unknown and dangerous waters by accelerating economic growth.... Our natural, human, and industrial systems, which evolve slowly, are struggling to adapt. Laws and institutions that we might expect to regulate these flows have not been able to keep up.
"A good example is what is inaccurately described as mindless sprawl in our physical environment.
Creative Intelligent Systems Symposium, March 26-28, 2008
Submitted on Fri, 02/16/2007 - 10:31 — Greg Van Alstyne
More at http://axon.cs.byu.edu/CreativeAI/
DIGIFEST '08 charrette, July 26, 2-6pm, Science Centre
Submitted on Thu, 02/15/2007 - 16:01 — Greg Van Alstyne
As discussed in a recent show+tell, in conjunction with DX, Harbourfront and the Ontario Science Centre, I'd like to invite and encourage all interested parties from the Beal Institute to participate in a charrette toward the themes and content of Digifest 08, entitled Water's Edge. Details are included in the attached invitation.
Charrette title: Adapting to Water Disasters
Designing Systems with Emergent Behavior at BayCHI
Submitted on Wed, 10/25/2006 - 07:41 — Greg Van Alstyne
Thanks to Kelly for showing me this: a recent Bay Area ACM SigCHI panel on "Designing Systems with Emergent Behavior" featured Tim Brown (IDEO), Peter Merholz (Adaptive Path), Larry Cornett (Yahoo), and Joy Mountford (Yahoo), and was moderated by Rashmi Sinha.
Peter Merholtz blogged his thoughts here: www.peterme.com/archives/000793.html
Core77 offers a rundown of the event here: http://www.core77.com/blog/events/design_for_emergent_systems_4821.asp
And the organization's event page is here: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20061010/