The FutureEverything conference will take place over two days in the stunning neo-gothic surroundings of Manchester Town Hall on 31 March – 1 April 2014 and will feature some of the most eminent practitioners and thinkers from design, urbanism, art, business and academia, as well as numerous participatory sessions, workshops and fringe events. Earlybird passes are now on sale at just £75, by using the order form below.
Speakers include (much more to be announced soon):
James Bridle is an artist, writer, and publisher based in London, whose work on the formulation of the New Aesthetic discourse has spurred debate and creative work across multiple disciplines.
Golan Levin develops artifacts and experiences which explore the expressive use of computation. Using image and sound, his work explores the increasingly confused boundary between the organic and the mechanical though his experimentation in cybernetic systems.
Anthony Dunne is a professor and Head of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, London. Through his research and practice, he has pioneered the idea of Critical Design, a philosophical standpoint that questions and challenges established methods and assumptions in design, resulting in the unpredictable, and often radical.
Anab Jain is the Founder and Director of Superflux, where she has lead multidisciplinary design, strategy and foresight projects for businesses, think-tanks and research organisations such as Sony, BBC, Nokia, NHS, Design Council, Forum for the Future, Qatar Foundation and Govt. of UAE.
Tom Armitage is a freelance technologist, designer and writer living and working in London. His work involves making tools, toys, and art out of hardware, software, and the network. His approach to design involves exploration, iteration and prototyping; straddling design and technology.
Seb Chan is Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. He is responsible for museum’s complete digital renewal during a time when the museum is rebuilding and transforming into a ’21st Century Museum’.