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Colloquium - Giaccardi

DLC 170

Meta-Design as an Emerging Design Culture: Theories, Applications and Issues
Department of Computer Science
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Meta-design is a term that has been used in relation to the use of information technologies with reference to art, cultural theories, and design practices since the 1980s. Meta-design is neither an established discipline nor a coherent theory. It is rather the expression of a set of concerns and intentions, composing the fabric of an emergent design culture. A single definition of meta-design does not exist yet, and the notion has produced different understandings, objectives and methodologies, in different application fields.

The talk will introduce theories and practices of meta-design in different domains, such as: software engineering, information design, industrial design, socio-technical design, bio-technological design, interactive art, and architecture. It will provide a review of different applications and an indication of the main development trends.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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Department of Computer Science
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