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Surrounded by light

Anca Trandafirescu, Norman Coates

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Evolving design tools for creativity and communication

Brian Kubecki discusses the evolution of architects’ tools from T-squares and triangles to constraining computer interfaces, to pen-based tablets that combine free-form drawing with the flexibility of digital media.  Join in the discussion.

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The future isn't what it used to be – or is it?

At the 1983 International Design Conference at Aspen, a young Steve Jobs predicted that within two years, the market would see more computers than automobiles. He also said the computers would likely be poorly designed, though they didn’t have to be. It was difficult for the audience to understand the deep sense in which he meant this commitment to good design. Beyond mere “gift-wrapping,” the emerging graphical interfaces were to signal computational functions that most could not even imagine. How might we be comparably limited today? What new futures might be realized in a year or two – let alone

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Zooming from the Globe to Winston-Salem

Renowned area theater experts Gerald Freedman (the first American to direct at the New Globe), Harold Tedford, and Robert Beseda engage Stanford University professor emeritus / CDI Advisory Board member Larry Friedlander in a dialog about this historic landmark and performative designs reflecting its ethos. Join in the discussion!

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