Design Meets Philosophy


WHEN February 5, 2012
6:30-8:30 PM WHERE NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Philosophers have been slow to address the intricacies of design. This state of affairs is particularly problematic in the age of digital design, in which designs are continuously reshaped at the click of a mouse. Dr. Casati discusses a number of challenges for designers from a philosophical perspective: the way digital cameras have reshaped photography, the pointless technologization of the teacher, and the endless possibilities of low tech. Finally, an exercise in history explores why some inventions were not conceived of much earlier.

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