Join us for an evening of Speculative Fiction & Design. In this special meetup, we'll explore the power of narrative and design-futures as tools for world building and social impact.
Our special guest for the session is Elliott P. Montgomery a researcher and strategic designer whose work focuses on speculative alternatives at the confluence of social, technological and environmental developments. He is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design at Parsons School of Design, and is a co-founder of The Extrapolation Factory (http://www.extrapolationfactory.com/), a design-futures studio based in Brooklyn NY. He has practiced as a design consultant for clients such as the NYC Department of Education, Autodesk, GE, LG, Honeywell, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as for tech startups, cultural institutions and non-profits. His design work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Shanghai Power Station of Art and the Biennale du Design in Saint-Etienne France. He is a former design research resident at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy. He holds a Masters Degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelors in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.
Elliott and team's work imagining New Yorkers in the year 2040
7pm Doors Open
7:15pm Fireside chat with Elliott P. Montgomery
8:30pm Special design-futures session with Elliott & the team from the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab. Come design, play and share as we explore methods for world building that engage emergent technologies.
We're looking for a volunteer or two to help us document this session. If you're interested please message Lance via meetup. Thanks!