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Design at the Edge Lecture Series

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm to 7:15 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

What does it mean to live a creative life? How do we understand our own originality and how do we present our thinking and creative process to an audience?

These questions form the core of this weekly program in which designers, creators, curators, artists and innovators present their recent work and discuss how they approach living their own creative life.

This course is offered by Parsons School of Art Media and Technology and led by Bruce Nussbaum, Professor of Innovation & Design at Parsons The New School for Design.

Each event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up, click on the Register button on the right side of this page.


Scheduled Speakers

2/24/2014:  Harry West, Senior Partner at Prophet, formerly CEO at Continuum Design Consultancy

3/3/2014:    Anna Schuleit, Visual artist and MacArthur Fellow

3/10/2014:  Beckett Fogg, Co-founder of Area Studio NYC, recent Parsons fashion graduate   

3/17/2014:  Nathan Austin, Co-founder of Wanderlust Project, urban explorer

3/24/2014:  No School      

3/31/2014:  Chee Pearlman, President of Chee Company, former editor of I.D. Magazine

4/7/2014:    Pat Pruitt and Marla Allison, Albuquerque Laguna Pueblo artists

4/14/2014:  TBD

4/21/2013:  Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, Co-founders of Daily Tous Les Jours

4/28/2014:  Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, author of "Sketching User Experiences"

5/5/2014:    Helen Walters, Ideas editor at TED

5/12/2014:  Hannah Roodman and Ben Millstein, the filmmaker team behind Project 2x1, a documentary.    

Project 2x1 was founded as a conversation movement by a team of four young filmmakers and community activists. The project is designed to challenge the isolated Hasidic and Caribbean communities that have coexisted in Crown Heights for nearly 70 years, to interact with each other. Shot in part with Google Glass, Project 2x1 is a short documentary film and grassroots initiative, which examines these distinct cultures—their parallels and unique differences—through the eyes of the community members. With help from Google Glass, we capture moments from the lives of Crown Heights' residents—exploring themes of spirituality, memory, family, immigration, and celebration.         



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Getting Here

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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