DMI Lecture, Design—Science—Critical—Fiction, by Marek Kultys, Thursday October 11

DMI invites you to ”Design—Science—Critical—Fiction”, a lecture by designer, researcher and science enthusiast Marek Kultys.

As science and technology rapidly impact our lives and promise to change it even further in the future, we—its beneficiaries, consumers and sponsors—have the democratic right to understand it, to question it and to make informed judgments. Critical design offers a tool for interrogating these changes in intelligent, engaging, often provocative ways. Through speculative films, narrative objects or ambiguous performances it forces us to make up our minds in difficult contemporary debates that will affect our future the most. Where do you stand in the debate of genetic engineering? What should be the limits of technology miniaturisation? Should we accept any trade-offs in civilazition’s progress?

In the talk we will explore some contemporary critical design projects alongside other examples of design collaborations with sciences.

Marek Kultys
In his interdisciplinary practice, Marek Kultys collaborates with molecular scientists, space researchers, speculative designers, biology educators, artists and writers.

Currently, Marek works with an Oxford-based biotech company on communicating their R&D work to a range of audiences. He also surveyed the limits of communication in his ‘Lingua Extraterrestris’ degree dissertation and bridged the gap between contemporary design and sciences in his ?The End of Hearing? project.

Marek holds an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He speaks and exhibits his work internationally.

Sponsor:
Dynamic Media Institute, MassArt

When
October 11, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

Where:
MassArt Tower Building, Room 201

Entry:
Free and open to the public.

Parking and Driving Directions:
Directions: By car | By T | Campus map (PDF)

Parking:Because of ongoing building projects, there is no public parking available on campus. Paid parking is available at the Museum of Fine Arts parking garage. Google Map of the area

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