Tom Klinkowstein

Wednesday, 25th Mar 2015


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

Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen

When: Weds, March 25th, 2015 – 5-6pm

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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.