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Expanding perceptions of the circular economy

July 11, 2019, 11:32 am – Resources, Conservation, and Recycling has published “Expanding perceptions of the circular economy through design: Eight capitals as innovation lenses” by ID associate professor Carlos Teixeira, ID adjunct professor Andre Nogueira, and Weslynne S... [ Read the full story ... ]

Gaurav Bradoo: No black turtlenecks required

June 24, 2019, 3:02 pm – In an interview, ID alum Gaurav Bradoo (MDes 2016) discusses humility, kindness, and how design can and should permeate the entire enterprise. From electrical engineer, to management consultant, to product manager 1. How did you find your way to I... [ Read the full story ... ]

ID students create Bauhaus newsletter

June 17, 2019, 4:41 pm – In 2019, we at Illinois Tech celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with institutions worldwide. In the spirit of this celebration and IIT Institute of Design’s (ID’s) heritage as the New Bauhaus, student group mediaID pr... [ Read the full story ... ]

Livable Relations with Metrics

June 17, 2019, 3:46 pm – by , University of Helsinki It is easy to become pessimistic, if not dystopic, about tracking technologies. The current digital services landscape promotes scoring, selecting and sorting of people for the purposes of maximizing profit. Machine log... [ Read the full story ... ]

Blockchain and the Social Challenge of Cooperation

June 17, 2019, 3:19 pm – An EPIC Talk with ELLIE RENNIE, RMIT University 29 October 2019, 1:00–2:30 pm Pacific Time, online event Free for EPIC Members, pre-registration required Overview The value of blockchain is often expressed in terms of what it eliminates—the cost o... [ Read the full story ... ]

3 Narratives that Stymie Social Change and What We Can Do about It

June 4, 2019, 9:46 pm – by , FrameWorks Institute Social change requires culture change and social science can help. “Context matters.” “It’s a systemic issue.” “It’s…complicated.” As ethnographers and researchers these are our mantras—but how can we communicate about so... [ Read the full story ... ]

Agency and Change: Using Anthropology to Improve Organizational Change

June 3, 2019, 5:46 pm – An EPIC Talk with KATE SIECK (RAND) & STEVEN GARCIA (TeamOne) 10 September 2019, 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific Time, online event Free for EPIC Members, pre-registration required Description The language of change is practically ubiquitous these days: f... [ Read the full story ... ]

Moral Crumple Zones: Agency and Accountability in Human-AI Interaction

June 3, 2019, 5:43 pm – An EPIC Talk with MADELEINE CLARE ELISH, Data & Society 1 October 2019, 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific Time, online event Free for EPIC Members, pre-registration required Overview Breathless rhetoric about AI has promised safer, more accurate systems tha... [ Read the full story ... ]

Ethnography, Independent Consulting, and the Gig Life

June 3, 2019, 4:32 pm – An EPIC Talk with SHELLEY SATHER & MEG KINNEY 3 December 2019, 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific Time, online event Free for EPIC Members, pre-registration required Overview Calling all independent consultants and freelance ethnographers! Join seasoned and ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Framing Brands and Markets: Consumer Culture Theory

June 3, 2019, 3:47 am – An EPIC Talk moderated by RITA DENNY (Practica Group & EPIC) with: DAVID CROCKETT (University of South Carolina), AMBER EPP (University of Wisconsin), CRAIG THOMPSON (University of Wisconsin), & SUNAINA SCHULTZ (Consultant) 25 September 2019, 11:0... [ Read the full story ... ]

Anthro Spectacle @SXSW: How Anthropology Captured the Imagination of Marketing Tech

May 28, 2019, 4:29 pm – by , Luminosity Research I live in Austin, Texas. Along with breakfast tacos, Willie Nelson, and scorching hot summers, Austin is the home of the international conference known as South by Southwest (SXSW). It’s actually three conferences (Interac... [ Read the full story ... ]

Delightful Products for Healthy Aging

May 26, 2019, 8:52 pm – More people than ever are living long, healthy lives. The number of active, healthy oldsters is large–and increasing. Despite our increasing numbers the world seems to be designed against the elderly. [ Read the full story ... ]




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