Talk: Generating Risk / The Embodiment of Digital Time
Chaired by Glenn Adamson, curator of this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year, this symposium brings together leading international designers, artists, academics and social thinkers to discuss design’s engagement with risk.
How can design help us overcome the global risks of today? How does the concept of risk intersect with political change, which in turn may have impact on design implementation? And how might risk help us to develop our understanding of design, with the aim of making a better future.
The Risk Society, Symposium, Design Museum, London, UK, January 27, 2018
Talk and Workshop: Thinklab 2 @ WTC Brussels
An experimental sound and text fragment workshop on the experience of time.
Z33 is a house for contemporary art. Since 2002, Z33 has been organising projects and exhibitions that encourage visitors to see everyday things in a new way. A unique laboratory and a meeting place for experimentation and innovation, this is the place to be when it comes to unique exhibitions of contemporary art and design.
Talk and workshop by Dr Helga Schmid
Thinklab 2 @ WTC25, Brussels, Belgium, February 1, 2018
Performative Talk: Escape Time
Forward, breathless, progress, unquestioned, 24/7, acceleration, high-speed, intensity, instantaneous, pressure.
This performative talk addresses the current time-crisis and the feeling of ‘no time’. Free yourself from the boundaries of clocks and calendars and open up for new ways of understanding and using time in relation to the human body. Smash the clock–it’s time for blue-sky thinking.
Performed by Dr Helga Schmid
Escape Time: Friday Late at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, August 25, 2017
Talk: The Materiality of Time
This session explores how time is materialised in everything from sourdough baking to bodies to digital media.
About Anticipation 2017
Anticipation is a unique, radically interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform action in the present. It brings together researchers, policy makers, scholars and practitioners to push forward thinking on issues ranging from modelling, temporality and the present to the design, ethics and power of the future.
Senate House, School of Advanced Study, London, 2017
Talk: Utopia and Uchronia
Design has long expressed and established itself as an independent research competence – a fact that also companies, institutions and politicians have come to acknowledge. What is still needed, however, is a stronger public platform for design to confidently reflect upon this process and to establish and communicate the specific dimension of design research.
For this reason, BIRD, the Board of International Research in Design has developed and set up the New Experimental Research in Design/NERD conference. The conference provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of an impressive and diverse range of new intelligent and experimental approaches in design research.
Board of International Research in Design Conference, Braunschweig University of the Arts Braunschweig, Germany, June 15–16, 2017
European Biological Rhythms Society Conference
Talk and Visual Presentation: Circadian Space
The EBRS aims to promote chronobiology and chronomedicine. Its scientific goal is to study the circadian/seasonal organizations and mechanisms in a vertical approach that integrates molecular, cellular, system-physiological, behavioral and medical aspects.
European Biological Rhythms Society Congress and IV World Congress of Chronobiology, University Manchester, UK, August 2–6, 2015
European Biological Rhythms Society Congress, University of Amsterdam, August 1–4, 2017
SLL are delighted to be hosting an event of presentations delivered by prominent figures within the lighting industry, looking at a variety of subjects.
The speakers and presentations will be as follows: Uchronia: Time at the Intersection of Design, Chronosociology and Chronobiology – Dr Helga Schmid; Vitamin D and the Effects on our Health – Dr Andrea Darling; From the Lighting Designer – Inessa Demidova
Society of Light and Lighting, BDP, London, 2017
Woman in Light and Lighting, ARUP Group Limited, London, 2017
Talk and Exhibition: Uchronia / Temporal Utopia
Communicating the Intangible showcases cutting-edge research from a group of emerging communication design researchers. The show’s title plays on the idea of the often intangible nature of research and ways in which this might be made evident through documentation and the display of ‘works in progress’. At the same time, the featured artists and designers offer a variety of insights into the ways in which ‘intangible media’ such as time, light, smell, emotion, sensory aesthetics, and digital systems, are explored through the lens of communication design research. Work includes research into technological predictions through designed artefacts, the ethics of intimacy on digital platforms, wearable artefacts animated by soft robotics, the transmission of culture through embodied aesthetic mechanisms, memory and identity in place, and the visualisation of human-perceived smellscapes.
Talk: Time and Design
This conference aims to consider time and the multifaceted ways it manifests in and structures the arts – in film, performance, television, theatre, video games, music, dance, live broadcast, and visual art, to name just a few. At first glance, the arts appear to be unavoidably time-bound, largely dependent on our understandings of chronological time and space. However, the arts are also capable of finding ways for different types of temporalities to irrupt, to disrupt, to resist, and to bubble beyond the surface.
Troubling Time is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics to explore the issues of time and temporality in the arts.
Troubling Time: An Exploration of Temporality in the Arts, University of Manchester, UK, June 1–2, 2017
RCA Research Summer Symposium
Talk: Experiencing the PhD Viva
Keywords: Writing, Editing, Practice, Viva
Methods of Intent: PGR Summer School, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London, 2017
Talk: Zeitgeber in der Zeitkrise
Der Film Matrix aus dem Jahr 1999 ist ein Klassiker. Darin steht Hauptdarsteller Keanu Reeves vor der Wahl, eine blaue oder eine rote Pille zu schlucken. Er entscheidet sich für die rote: Die rote Pille der unangenehmen Erkenntnis und Wahrheit. Daran angelehnt lautet das Motto des Zündfunk Netzkongresses in diesem Jahr: Take the red pill!
Mit dieser Aufforderung verbunden, stellt der Netzkongress drängende Fragen: Wie weit sind wir noch von der Matrix entfernt? Was passiert, wenn Apps in Zukunft unsere Arbeitgeber sind? Wie krank ist unsere Kommunikation im Netz? Wie funktioniert Widerstand im Netzzeitalter? Werden Programmiersprachen die neuen Fremdsprachen? Und: Wird der Mensch sein eigener Terminator?
Drei Dutzend Zukunftsvisionen: Vorträge, Diskussionen, Workshops und jede Menge Pop – an zwei Tagen mit Aktivisten, Künstlern, Bloggern, Politikern und Musikern.
Zündfunk Netzkongress 15, Bayern 2, Volkstheater Munich, 2015
Talk: PhD by Design Conference
PhD by Design is a series of events that explore the messiness of practice-based research.
The aim of these events is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in Design. They enable early career design researchers to explore a variety of aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.
Goldsmiths, University of London, 2014
Talk: Two Wednesdays in One Week
The Barbican has been hijacked…
In a new collaboration between artists, technologists and entrepreneurs, we have joined forces with The Trampery and opened up our public spaces to become a playground for technologically minded enthusiasts and creatives for the month of August in Hack the Barbican.
From games and performances to installations from theatre performers, computer scientists, sculptors and hardware hackers, Hack the Barbican is an experiment in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Expect coding, soldering, painting and fabrication in specially created hack-spaces throughout our foyers, strange appearances on our plasma screens and unusual sounds from our audio system – nothing is what it seems!
Barbican, London, 2013