Upcoming OPEN Lectures



Mads Damsbo

Wednesday, 29th Apr 2015

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The Craft Of New Media Storytelling 

As a catalyst and producer of several media experiences, Mads has always been interested in the role of the user (formally known as the audience) and their interactions with stories. He believes that if content is king, then context is queen, and thus the medium that channels the story in some ways actually is the story.

Through various cases, like the virtual reality piece “The Doghouse” and the location- aware sound­sharing app “Recho”, he will explore some of the building blocks that are available for storytellers and experience designers in this new paradigm.

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, April 29th – 5pm.

Please sign-up here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-mads-damsbo-tickets-16120290222

Bio

With his company Makropol, Media Director Mads Damsbo is leading the charge amongst his contemporaries in the development of new transmedia experiences. Marshaling film producers and directors, interaction designers and game designers, artists and coders, Makropol is at the creative bleeding-edge in the development of new media experiences.

His experience in filmmaking and storytelling combined with a passion for new technology, art and design has spurred a handful of progressive projects, that all seek to challenge the way good stories come to life.

Although Mads has a rather wide reach with his body of work, it beats with the same pulse; first comes the core story, then there is any given medium. And interaction is not an option – it’s a premise.

Past OPEN Lectures



Tom Klinkowstein

Wednesday, 25th Mar 2015

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Getting Ready for 2020: The Real Present is Most People’s Future

Getting Ready for 2020 surveys emergent professional/personal ‘must-have’ traits as they migrate from the fringe to the center of our personal, business and social lives:

-Creating Transnational Ethea
-Slime Mold Careers
-Becoming Caring Cyborgs

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, March 25th, 2015 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-tom-klinkowstein-tickets-15614938702

Bio
Tom Klinkowstein is President of Media A, LLC, a design and consulting group with clients such as IBM, NASA, Visa, Novartis, Reuters, Ideo, the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Arts and the Bremen (Germany) Innovation Agency. He has spoken to over 250 art, business, political and academic audiences, including the United Nations Conference on the Information Society, the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewett Museum of Art and Design, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, Hyper Island in New York City and the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

Klinkowstein previously was a docent in the graphic design department at the AKV St. Joost in Breda, The Netherlands. He is currently a Professor of Design at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York and an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Communications Design department of Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York City.

His work has been shown in art centers, museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Mr. Klinkowstein’s work also can be found in the archive of the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art in The Netherlands. His work for TapIt – a free water bottle refilling network in New York City and Washington, won a Communicator award in the Green-Eco category. His 10- meter long digital artwork, A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090, was shown at the Fifth Avenue (New York City) Gallery of the American Institute of Graphic Design. A city-block sized version of the follow-up project in the same series about design and the future, A Day In The Life Of A Networked Designer’s Smart Things Or A Day In A Designer’s Networked Smart Things, 2030, was shown at DesignCenter Winkelhaak in Antwerp. Belgium, and at the Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. It was also featured in Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design, published by Die Gestalten Verlag. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a poster designed by Tom Klinkowstein for a performance by the artist Laurie Anderson to be part of its permanent collection and the Designing Modern Women exhibition.

Alice Pintus

Tuesday, 24th Mar 2015

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Arduino UX, design and development insights

A product’s success in technology isn’t always about technological innovation. When Arduino was developed, several comparable microcontroller boards were already available in the electronics market. What set it apart was its focus on user experience, education and its community.

This talk will walk you through the evolution of the Arduino UX strategy – its DIY beginnings, its current features, and what is coming next. It will explore how an open-source, educational approach can transform a product’s development and design, eventually leading it to become an industry standard.

Working on an open-source product and keeping in mind the needs of beginners and experts alike, Alice has faced questions that can prove insightful beyond this specific context. What can foster a synergic relationship between interaction designers and software engineers? How to compromise your vision for the project when asked to deliver a minimum viable product (MVP)?

Where:

Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Tue, April 24th – 5pm.

Please sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-alice-pintus-tickets-16182158271

Bio

Alice is a senior Interaction Designer at Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform. Her expertise is in ethnographic research, strategy, and physical+digital products.

Alice has always been deeply interested in how open source platforms grant universal access to knowledge and tools, empowering people to create what they need themselves. She is also passionate about how design can impact people’s lives in the chronic healthcare field, by minimising complexity while providing guidance and support.

Prior to Arduino, Alice was working for Smart Design, a design firm based in San Francisco, CA.

She was amongst the first group of students to graduate from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), a Master’s level education co-created by an international group of students, faculty and design professionals.

 

Ubi De Feo

Wednesday, 18th Mar 2015

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From O To C. “Make believe” sounds better than “simulation”.

A computer-less introduction to Computer Science aiming at making you curious enough about machines that you’ll want to talk to.

“From 0 to C” is a framework of objects, methods, stories and games to teach the basics of computer science and programming. It is the outcome of several years spent teaching code and basic electronics to design students and curious makers, pushed by a curiosity that has been accompanying Ubi since he was a child.

This framework does not aim at making one an awesome programmer, as that more often comes with experience and time, but it may ease the process of pushing through the entrance barrier via means of physical interaction with tangible objects. It leverages on the “learn by discovery” principle, in which collaboration between participants (both students and tutors) may favour the learning process by slowly discovering how to create a fictional computer.

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: 5-6pm – Weds, March 18th, 2015.

Please sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-ubi-de-feo-tickets-16158603819 

Bio
Ubi de Feo worked as a Creative Technologist for Wieden+Kenney. He supervised and/or developed projects for Nike, Nokia, GoreTEX, Heineken, Bottega Veneta, Mandarina Duck, Electronic Arts, MTV and many more. He currently teaches programming, electronics and other things to whomever wants to learn, often developing his own methods to explain really complicated things in a more tangible, down-to-earth fashion. He does do not try to teach things he doesn’t thoroughly understand, which often leads him to learn entirely new subjects in order to explain them to himself and others.

In his off-time (mostly when doing the dishes) he thinks about ways to improve things or invent new ones. He began experimenting with mobile devices in 2001, and internet connected objects in 2007. Ubi loves talking about the future.

Morten Ydefeldt

Wednesday, 11th Mar 2015

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The maker-movement is a new phenomenon where people share and collaborate on designing both software and hardware.

Morten’s interpretation of the difference between a do-it-yourselfer and a maker is the additional layer digital fabrication and software. For a long time people have been collaborating on open-source software projects, but what happens when physical products is more and more defined by software, with the ‘internet of things’ and 3d printers which gives information physical form. This will be a talk about the relationship between software and hardware through his own work with designing CNC-machines.

Morten is an Industrial designer and professional ‘Maker’, and is running the company ydefeldt.com. He has strong belief in the open-source way of thinking and working, and is doing open-source development and designs for printers (cnc-machines). He is grounded in the traditional industrial design way of thinking, and is capable of combining that with a good understanding of software development, electronics, CNC-machines, web development.

Morten is a pragmatic designer that does not care about getting his hands dirty.

www.ydefeldt.com

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, March 11th, 2015 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-morten-ydefeldt-tickets-16052019021