design and technology + futures and cultures + aesthetics, ethics and politics

Made in Chicago

I'm leading a new project on local manufacturing in partnership with Milan Polytechnic, which compares the cities of Chicago and Milan.

Smart Textiles

I joined the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator's TEK-TILES project in Summer 2017 as the team's ethnographer and wrote this short piece. I also led a bi-weekly conversation on ethics, politics and design, which took on topics including seamful design, sustainability,... Continue Reading →

Biomaterial Matters

I presented this collaborative project, "Fitting Humans into Cocoons, A Speculative Prototype," (with Lisa Onaga, Anne McKnight, Galina Mihaleva, Emily Anderson and Laura Longo) in the "Making and Doing Session" at the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference... Continue Reading →

Vienna Biennale

The Driverless City project was included in an exhibition, "How Will We Work?", curated by Anab Jain and Gerald Bast, as part of the Vienna Biennale from June 21-September 27.

Disobedient Electronics

I have a collage called "What if Artifacts had a Different Sort of Politics" about the 'internet of things' and posthuman futures in Garnet Hertz' Disobedient Electronics book.

NewCity Design 50

I've been named as one of NewCity's Design 50 in 2017. Photo Credit: Joe Mazza, Bravelux.

Bauhaus Futures

I'm on a panel on Oct. 26 to launch the Bauhaus Futures project.  

Social Innovation

I'm on a panel on Social Innovation at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA on Dec. 1. The panel is related to the recent publication of LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation by Designmatters and ArtCenter.

Designing Futures

I'm teaching a new graduate-level course on Designing Futures in Spring 2017.

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