It’s been a very long time between movie nights, so this time we thought we’d roll out something a bit different. On February 12 this year, at Interaction 11 in Boulder Colorado, Bruce Sterling called out the Interaction Design community and challenged us to have a good hard look ourselves. He challenged us on our whining, on our moral stance, on our rejection of the past.
“Design is not very good at morality …
the best you people will come up with is morality in permanent beta.”
He does have a couple of nice things to say as well.
If you don’t know him already, Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist, editor, and critic whose nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003), and Shaping Things (2005). He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine, and was the “Visionary in Residence” at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2005. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
Whether you end up agreeing with him or not, his presentation is engaging and thought provoking. (We’re expect a few grumble and arguments in the bar afterwards.)
When is it?
Monday, 4 April 2011.
Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.
Where is it?
How much does it cost?
Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)
Tell us you’re coming
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I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.