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The robots are coming: friends or foes?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Barbican, London

Has the march of the robots, which has been declared numerous times before, been greatly exaggerated?

The gamification of society: time to grow up?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Barbican, London

Is gamification just the latest marketing gimmick, or can it offer genuine benefits to how we work and interact with each other?

Judge: Debating Matters South Region Final 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

Judging panel for Debating Matters final round debate on: "Western countries should not encourage coal-fired power stations in the developing world"

Design in denial?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Design Museum, London

Debate: In both manufacturing and services, design is pivotal to economic growth?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Product Design + Innovation, ExCel, London
Head-to-head debate with James Woudhuysen and Martyn Perks speaking against the motion; Clive Grinyer and Andrea Siodmok speaking for the motion. For all full review, read this article on the PDI website.

Event: Symposium on the Big Potatoes Manifesto for Design

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Made in Brunel, OXO Tower Wharf, London SE1 9GY

Following the 2010 publication of BIG POTATOES we have focused our analysis and thinking on particular areas, creating workgroups, including on design, with the aim of drafting manifestos in each area.

This invite-only symposium is the first time the Design Manifesto will have had a public airing. Feedback and contribution from participants will be invaluable, helping shape its arguments in time for its launch on an unsuspecting world!

Making it in the 21st Century

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barbican Centre, London. For tickets, book from the Barbican website. For the full festival programme, visit the Battle of Ideas website

Conveyning and introducing the strand of five debates. 
 
Is it game over for manufacturing in the developed economies or might America stage a comeback? Can there be a rebalancing of production to the west and consumption to the east? Will gas galore provide the cheap energy to fuel that possibility? Does design drive engineering or the other way round? Why do we suffer droughts in wet old Britain? And is file sharing just stealing?

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