Benedikt Groß

October 14, 2019 5:00 PM–6:30 PM

Breed Hall
Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Room 103
Carnegie Mellon University

Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry

Co-Presented with the CMU School of Design

Speculation, Computation, Design, Technology – Rethinking Products / Critique / Media

We live in a time where innovation is outpacing our ability to process their social/environmental implications. From technological innovations like self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and machine learning, IoT to system logistics improvements, crowdsourcing, and car & bike sharing … it seems that the future is being designed and realized faster than ever. More interestingly art and design are playing an increasingly central role in designing, rendering and implementing these futures.

In his presentation, Benedikt will talk about design as a vehicle to explore new roles, contexts and approaches in relation to the social, cultural and ethical implications of emerging and future technologies. Benedikt will illustrate these thoughts with various projects.

This lecture is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.