Transdisciplinary Design

Transformational Networks

Posted on March 15, 2010 | posted by:

We kicked off the launch of the Transdisciplinary Design program with a dynamic dialogue between Anna Valtonen, Rector of Umea Institute of Design, and Yochai Benkler, author of The Wealth of Networks (moderated by Parsons’ Katie Salen, faculty in the school of Art, Media, and Technology). We’ve got the whole event for you to view, though it is long. The intros are long, so you may consider skipping to Anna’s talk, which starts around 16:37. Yochai Benkler had to leave early to keynote an address at the Prime Minister’s seminar in France on net neutrality in Europe, so on his suggestion I tried to answer some questions as he might. Not sure anyone could fill his shoes.

On March 25 we will have our second Design Dialogue with Marije Vogelzang and Andrew Blauvelt, starting at 6pm. See our previous post entitled Scanning the Transdisciplinary for more details on the Lecture Series.