2011 IDSA International Conference
New Orleans, LA
About the Talk: The landscape of design is being altered by new collaborative possibilities; a medium that allows for continuous communication among large, dispersed groups holds out new possibilities for generating, refining and modifying design ideas, for everything from typefaces to automobiles. This isn't a simple replacement of professional design with the work of amateurs or crowds; it's an invitation to new forms of hybridization, as the old model of “designers propose, consumers accept or reject” gives way to the possibilities of continuous conversation and re-mix. In this presentation we’ll look at the structures and tools that are allowing this dynamic to take form as well as the implication for users and professionals alike.
About the Speaker: Clay Shirky is a provocative voice on all things Internet: social networks and media, economics and culture, connected communities and the open source movement. Shirky holds a joint appointment at New York University (NYU) as an associate arts professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program and as a distinguished writer in residence in the Journalism Department. He is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Prior to NYU, Shirky was a partner at The Accelerator Group, an investment firm focused on early-stage companies. His recent book, Cognitive Surplus, explores how social technologies and media are changing us from consumers to collaborators, unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world.
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Run time: 23:20.