Arnold Wasserman presents Design2050 at Oslo Design Day 2010

At the ICSID World Congress in November 2009 in Singapore, the theme was Design2050. 700 Attendees took a memorable round trip forty years into the future led by nine Design Masters and their studio teams. For an overview of the design of the event, click here.


At the Norwegian Design Council’s Oslo’s Design Day, on 17 March, 2010, Arnold Wasserman, originator of the Design2050 theme and Special Advisor to the ICSID event, presented a rapid fly-through collage of the 3 day proceedings. The Design2050 web site that led up to the Singapore event has been retooled as a groupsite to support the continuing work of Design2050 by DesignSingapore. It is now open to all here. Continue reading “Arnold Wasserman presents Design2050 at Oslo Design Day 2010”

Digital Nation

In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world. This is must-viewing for anybody interested in the educational, social and cultural future of America.

Be sure to view not only the main 9 video segments but also the additional segments: “Living Ever Faster in a Wired World,” “Sherry Turkle’s Extended Interview,” and “How To Teach Students in a Wired World.”

This is the best documentary I have come across to-date on the positive and problematic dimensions of the crucial transformational phenomenon of our age.

Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier

ICSID Design 2050

Arnold Wasserman’s Introductory and Concluding Addresses at ICSID Design2050

My job at ICSID Design2050 in Singapore was to be the voice from the year 2050. In my introduction I looked back 4 decades at the initiation of Design2050 in 2009. In my conclusion I summarized how Design2050 became a global redesign movement over the intervening 4 decades and where we had arrived by 2050.

Here are:
ASW INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS
ASW ICSID CLOSING REMARKS

Design2050 Lives!

It was a huge success at the ICSID World Congress, Singapore.

700 Attendees took a memorable round trip forty years into the future led by nine Design Masters.

The Design2050 web site that led up to the Singapore event has been retooled as a groupsite to support the continuing work of Design2050 by DesignSingapore. It is now open to all as the Design2050 Studios. As we had hoped, a stream of new members are signing up. There are as of now 234 new group members, 180 discussions and 55 blog posts you can join.

All the proceedings, presentations, panels, videos and images from the event are in process of being uploaded to the site.

Also available for download is the  original Design2050 Book that summarizes the Design2050 theme and the nine Design2050Studio projects. (It is a large pdf file. When you click on the link above you will get a window with a message: “Error, Document Failed to Convert.” Click on the refresh icon at the top right of the window and the document will then download.)

If you Google “Design 2050 Singapore”,  you will get several more pages about the emerging Design2050 movement.