This is the first in a regularly occurring series of meetups we'll be holding called Salons.
Modelled on the Salons of old, DTHK Salons are a gathering of smart, sassy, interesting and interested people (spoiler: that's you) who come together for the joy of thinking, conversation, ideas and friendship. Every fortnight we gather in a designerly space to discuss some of the ideas and philosophies which underpin Design Thinking...or whatever intellectual sweet treat takes our fancy.
The evening begins with a small presentation, game or thought experiment designed by the organiser to flesh out the topic in a little more depth and provoke your curiosity. Then, we break off with whomever takes our fancy and let the conversations take us wherever they will...
Everyone is welcome to attend, and we put a special emphasis on making newcomers feel welcome and comfortable. Come as often as you want, stay as long as you like:-)
The topic this time? Emergence.
What is emergence? An idea, a phenomenon, and now an emerging (ha!) discipline.
What happens when there is no leader? How and why does order emerge from complexity without the influence of a conscious agent? In fact, does it? Can we design complex outcomes through emergence? Is consciousness an emergent inevitability?
Join us as we wander through a really interesting topic that will very likely change the way you see the world around you.
An incredibly interesting (and free!) podcast by NYC radiolab on the topic will definitely tickle your brain. Also, Steven Johnson has written a great book about the topic which you can kindle or order the old fashioned way.
Location: Soiree Bar. G/F, 19 Elgin St, SoHo.
(free Cocktail included for DTHK members!)