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MARTÍN TIRONI

Is a sociologist and professor at the School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a Ph.D. from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Master’s degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne V. He is currently Visiting Fellow (2018) at the Center of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths. His research areas are designed anthropology, digital technologies and mobility, and urban infrastructures. He recently published ‘Unpacking a Citizen Self-tracking Device: Smartness and Idiocy in the Accumulation of Cycling Mobility Data’ (with M. Valderrama) in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He is currently developing a research project (Fondecyt, 2018-2021) titled Datafication of urban environments and individuals: analyzing the designs, practices and, discourses

Sensing the city,
sensing the rural

DORI TUNSTALL

Is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. She is the first black female Dean of the Faculty of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She leads the culture-based Innovation Initiative focused on using ways of knowing how to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

Somewhere, Nowhere,
Anyone, Everyone

Monika Bielskyte

Is a creative director, strategist, and speaker with a special interest in exploring & translating immersive media technology space & digital formats of reality – VR, AR & MR. She works to inspire people to see these new mediums & tools as a means to expand the human potential – creatively, intellectually, emotionally, physically. Having worked with the likes of Ridley Scott Associates, Dreamworks, Universal, CERN, Intel, and Aston Martin, she is the founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING (AFE), a content platform focused on radical innovation.

Fiction and
de-innovation

Daniel Grushkin

Is the founder and executive director of the Biodesign Challenge, an international student competition that partners artists, designers, and biologists to envision the future of biotechnology. He is co-founder and former executive director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Fast Company ranked Genspace fourth among the top 10 most innovative education companies in the world. Dan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he researched the field of synthetic biology in 2013-2014. He also was an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security in 2014. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

Biodiversity-Driven
Design

MARTÍN TIRONI

Is a sociologist and professor at the School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a Ph.D. from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Master’s degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne V. He is currently Visiting Fellow (2018) at the Center of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths. His research areas are designed anthropology, digital technologies and mobility, and urban infrastructures. He recently published ‘Unpacking a Citizen Self-tracking Device: Smartness and Idiocy in the Accumulation of Cycling Mobility Data’ (with M. Valderrama) in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He is currently developing a research project (Fondecyt, 2018-2021) titled Datafication of urban environments and individuals: analyzing the designs, practices and, discourses

Sensing the city,
sensing the rural

DORI TUNSTALL

Is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. She is the first black female Dean of the Faculty of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She leads the culture-based Innovation Initiative focused on using ways of knowing how to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

Somewhere, Nowhere,
Anyone, Everyone

Monika Bielskyte

Is a creative director, strategist, and speaker with a special interest in exploring & translating immersive media technology space & digital formats of reality – VR, AR & MR. She works to inspire people to see these new mediums & tools as a means to expand the human potential – creatively, intellectually, emotionally, physically. Having worked with the likes of Ridley Scott Associates, Dreamworks, Universal, CERN, Intel, and Aston Martin, she is the founder of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING (AFE), a content platform focused on radical innovation.

Fiction and
de-innovation

Daniel Grushkin

Is the founder and executive director of the Biodesign Challenge, an international student competition that partners artists, designers, and biologists to envision the future of biotechnology. He is co-founder and former executive director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Fast Company ranked Genspace fourth among the top 10 most innovative education companies in the world. Dan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he researched the field of synthetic biology in 2013-2014. He also was an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security in 2014. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

Biodiversity-Driven
Design

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