Monday, October 12, 2015

October 14 Fringe

From the Fringe to the Everyday: Realizing the Future Through Design is a panel discussion on design enabled by new technology. But "the new" always follows an adoption curve. It may be adopted by early adopters, but it will initially be resisted and ridiculed by the masses. Over time that reverses.

The organizers note that the Internet was developed as a military research project in the 1960s. Actually a friend of mine built the first Internet router. But the Internet only began to achieve its potential in the 1990's with the development of the world wide web to support physics research at CERN.

Panelists Hector Ouilhet, Senior Staff Designer at Google NOW; Herman D'Hooge, Innovation Strategist at Intel; Hideshi Hamaguchi, CEO at monogoto & Executive Fellow at Ziba Design and Paul O’Connor, Executive Creative Director at Ziba Design provide their perspectives.

Artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and all kinds of biotech are being designed into our lives. Which designs will be successful?

The event is a production of Design Week Portland and is a part of a mini pop-up design week, with the main event in the Spring.

Tickets Design Week Portland at Ziba Design 810 NW Marshall 6:30PM $10