The objective of the Innovation Reading Circle is to help develop theory around innovation (considering technology, design, society and organisation) by facilitating rich, high-level and well-informed public discussion around key and related texts and discourses. The Reading Circle will encourage reasoned debate with no ideas considered out of bounds.
The theme of this event is Societal decline. The title to be discussed is Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. The significance of this title is around the questions: Do societies have a tendency towards self-inflicted decline? Where might modern capitalist societies stand in relation to this process? And does innovation tend to create more problems than it solves?
There is no cost to attend this event. Reading Circles have to date been invitation only. If you would like to participate, please contact Nico Macdonald with information on your background and interests.
Official Website: http://www.spy.co.uk/InnovationReadingCircle/08/
Added by nico_macdonald on August 21, 2007