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Emergence! The first Salon for Design Thinking Hong Kong

  • Aug 28, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Hi everyone!

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!)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time meeting everyone. The topic was very engaging, at times, and I would love to sit down with anyone of you and have coffee and chat.

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Kristin I'll be late. Still having a meeting... :(

    August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot join this time. Sorry for late notice.

    August 27, 2012

    • Kristin

      No worries Danny - hope we see you next time! :-)

      August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was looking forward to joining but something has come up and I can't be sure if I can make it or not. Guess it's better for me to drop out now to make space for the waitlisters. Can I still show up later if I can make it at the end? :)

    August 28, 2012

    • Kristin

      No worries Fiona! The venue is quite large, so you're welcome to join us if/whenever you'd like. I tried to turn the waiting list off the meetup, but for some reason it doesn't go away. Hope we'll see you anyway:-)

      August 28, 2012

  • cindy

    Cafe Habitu inside G.O.D in Causeway Bay has big tables. We can also take over the smaller tables if more people show up. Pacific Coffee also opened a new space that's huge. 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay.

    Thanks for organizing this Kristin! Look forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · August 27, 2012

    • Kristin

      That's great Cindy - thanks so much for the tips! And you're very welcome - look forward to meeting you too:-)

      August 27, 2012

  • Eva

    Sorry for the late notice, skip this time.

    August 27, 2012

    • Kristin

      No worries, Eva - hope to see you at the next one! :-)

      August 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    HOLLY BROWN CAFE (2nd floor) at 22 Stanley Street, Hong Kong may be a good choice. It is close to central MTR station and can hold 30 people. But I think that each of us should buy something as we occupy its space. A bottle of fresh juice which costs $26 seems to be the cheapest product there.

    August 26, 2012

    • Kristin

      Thanks for the suggestion Danny - we're getting something sorted today:-)

      August 27, 2012

  • Yat

    i believe it's $150 per person. In this case shall we all go dinner together? The Born or Raised Overseas Chinese group had all-you-can eat dinner at Hyde for $150. http://www.meetup.com/expats-HK/events/77814552/ Personally I have not been there, but that sounds fun. Should we consider that also?

    August 23, 2012

    • Kristin

      Thanks for the tip, TinYat: i'm calling up all the places today and should have something booked by this afternoon:-)

      August 27, 2012

  • Andrew W.

    Is the space large enough for more than 20 people? Or is the 20 people a hard cap?

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does it mean that the minimum charge per person is $150/20 or $7.5 if I do not order extra food and drinks?

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi all, looking forward already. but won't make it for 7pm. will join around 7:30...

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I join you at around 19:20 as traveling time is required?

    August 21, 2012

    • Kristin

      No problem at all Danny - we'll be beginning a little after 7:00 once people arrive. Just come in when you arrive and make yourself comfortable:-)

      August 21, 2012

  • Jane

    Great topic Kristin. I've had Steven Johnson's book sitting on my shelf for years and you have given me the reason to finally start reading it :) And radiolab is one of my favourite podcasts ever!

    August 19, 2012

    • Kristin

      Thanks Jane! It's an awesome book and really changes the way you see the world around you:-) Radiolab is just about the coolest thing on the internet almost...Look forward to seeing you on the night!

      August 20, 2012

  • adnan

    i would love to join you guys but i won't be in the country until 3rd september.

    August 18, 2012

    • Kristin

      No worries Nanios - we look forward to seeing you when you arrive in HK:-)

      August 20, 2012

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