Design, philosophy art and business

What do arts, design and philosophy have to do with business?
It is about opportunity through anthropological performance, through co-creating our futures, the “new normal”. It is Near Future Design. Continue reading

The Third Infoscape: Michel De Certeau, Gilles Clément, Marco Casagrande and the re-creation of our cities

What do Michel De Certeau, Gilles Clément and Marco Casagrande have to do with the idea of Smart Cities? What is the Third Infoscape? How can we grasp the potential revolutionary character of our daily lives, educate our gaze to capture unforeseen opportunities and experience our cities as living beings, to which we all participate and onto which we can all contribute to transformation and change? Continue reading

Near Future Design: the perception of a “new possible” and a new role for Design

What is the future? The future does not exist. It is a performance to which we all take part in, establishing a global conversation, making decisions and embracing directions. Each time we do this, we push our perception of “what is possible” a little further beyond. At ISIA Design Florence we have made a huge experiment in Near Future Design, and we presented it at Frontiers of Interactions 2013. Here’s what we did and how it went. Continue reading

Design Fiction and Near Future Design at Frontiers of Interaction 2013

AOS will be at Frontiers of Interaction 2013 in Milan for a special workshop on Design Fiction and Near Future Design. Here more info about the workshop and the ideas we care about when dealing with Design Fiction and Near Future Design. Continue reading