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Title: The Future Agency Context: Any prediction about the future is pure fiction. Until it isn’t. Synopsis: If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. If you want to have him (or her!) ROTFL, tell him

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Title: The hardest thing in UX design… Context: It gets easier. Or so I’ve been told. Synopsis: There are many difficult aspects to being a user experience designer: long hours, constant rework, uncertainty, but nothing is so hard, or dispiriting,

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Designers are wankersImage credit: JennaleeAuclair, "Depths of Imagination", February 14, 2013, deviantART

Title: The Right Brain Revolution Context: Computers aren’t creative. They are merely tools that allow us to spend more time being creative. Synopsis: We live in a world built on 1’s and 0’s where those who have learned to tame

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Title: The Dying Art Of Design Context: Is technology killing the craft of design or fueling a design renaissance? Depends if you are a shitty designer or not. Synopsis: Oh technology. Why do you always bear the brunt of designs

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Title: Science for Designers: The Meaning of Complexity Context: Design is surely an art. But it’s also a science. Did I just blow your mind? Synopsis: [WARNING: THE LINKED ARTICLE CONTAINS HIGHBROW CRITICAL ARCHITECTURAL PROSE. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.]

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Title: The Difference between Artists and Designers Context: Where does art end and design begin? Synopsis: Art and design often get lumped together under the same “aesthetic” umbrella. But this is an unfairly simplistic view of both disciplines. Artists and

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Title: Atoms + Bits = the neue Craft, A lecture by John Maeda Context: A whistle-stop tour of the history of art and design within digital media and what it means for our collective future curated by one of the

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