We live in a time where innovation is outpacing our ability to process its social/environmental implications. It seems that the future is being designed and realized faster than ever. Moreover art and design are playing an increasingly central role in designing, rendering and implementing these futures.
Join us and Benedikt Groß as he talks about design as a vehicle to explore new roles, contexts and approaches in relation to the social, cultural and ethical implications of emerging and future technologies. In hist projects, Benedikt explores “technology as the material” and will take us through several excursions of related bits and pieces that he is currently exploring.
Benedikt Groß is a speculative and computational designer who works antidisciplinarily. His work deals with the fascination of relationships between people, their data, technology and environments. He has a MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (under Anthony Dunne), is Alumnus of the MIT Senseable City Lab and is co-author of Generative Gestaltung which is one of the standard books for computational design and information visualization. Benedikt has exhibited and published his work widely. He is a professor of Strategic and Interaction Design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and is concurrently associate Design Director at move lab (by FREE NOW, subsidiary of Daimler and BMW) where his work deals with future mobility concepts and mobility related data. For the fall 2019 semester he is creative resident at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and teaching a course on Data Visualization at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design.