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D-Crit lecture with Kati London, "New Forms of Engagement and Play in a Sensor- and Real-Time-Data Dominated World"

MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

New York, United States

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February 26: Kati London, "New Forms of Engagement and Play in a Sensor- and Real-Time-Data Dominated World"
 
If plants can communicate using Twitter and the telephone, sharks in the Pacific Ocean can play games with people wherever they are, and local currencies can help connect disparate populations across a struggling city, then what might the next five years begin to look like? In this talk, Zynga Executive Producer Kati London will look at the new experiences and expectations created at the intersection of games, networked data, and participatory culture. 
 
For her pioneering work in real world games and networked devices Kati London was named one of the top "35 Innovators under 35" by MIT's Technology Review magazine as well as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company magazine. As Executive Producer of Zynga New York, London is leading efforts to integrate news and pop culture directly into gameplay. Previously she was Vice President and Senior Producer of Area/Code, where she created cross-platform products that invented new kinds of play, including MMOs that integrate traffic data and casual games that use telemetry data from sharks in the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 London served as the Innovator-in-Residence at USC's Annenberg School, where she led workshops in Design Patterns for Autonomous Objects. 

SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series, Spring 2013

Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.  

 

SVA Design Criticism Department 

136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor

 

We're pleased to announce details of the SVA MFA Design Criticism Spring 2013 Lecture Series, our ninth series to date. On Tuesday evenings at D-Crit we present lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning. Come for the lectures and stay for a chance to mingle with the speakers, D-Crit faculty members, and students.

 

The Spring series is specially curated and hosted by D-Crit first-year students and reflects their interests and obsessions, which include soft waterfront infrastructure, satire as a critical strategy, game design as a component of urban planning, fashion photography, and longform journalism, among other topics. Join us at D-Crit this semester for lectures by Narratively editor-in-chief Noah Rosenberg; inventor and product designer Markus Kayser; landscape architect Susannah Drake; IDEO’s education director Sandy Speicher; networked-device innovator Kati London; The New Yorker photography critic Vince Aletti; author and columnist Virginia Postrel; and WNYC's "Studio 360" host Kurt Andersen.

 

Each lecture is followed by a lively Q&A session and refreshments in the D-Crit Reading Room. Lectures are free and open to the public but you do need to register to reserve your space.

Have questions about D-Crit lecture with Kati London, "New Forms of Engagement and Play in a Sensor- and Real-Time-Data Dominated World"? Contact MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu
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136 West 21 Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu

SVA MFA Design Criticism Department

136 West 21 Street, Second Floor (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
Subway: F, V at 23rd Street; 1 at 23rd Street

The SVA MFA in Design Criticism is a pioneering two-year graduate program that trains students to research, analyze, and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications. Students study with some of the best design writers and thinkers of our time, including MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli, Design Observer blogger Alexandra Lange, and New York Times critic Phil Patton. They learn how to curate an exhibition, produce a radio segment, launch a blog, edit a publication, host a lecture series, and stage a major conference. 

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

On Tuesday evenings at D-Crit we present lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning. Selected to supplement our curriculum with their original methods and alternative viewpoints, these speakers inspire and challenge our students. Our students, in turn, through the discussion they lead, help illuminate the concerns and priorities of design criticism today. 

Please contact us for a tour and more information at dcrit@sva.edu. 

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