66 Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York 10011

Collaboration between science and design is yielding a radical new way of visualizing, understanding, and manipulating the natural world. MIND08 is a conference, presented by Seed and MoMA and inspired by Design and the Elastic Mind, which aims to catalyze this convergence. Bringing together an eclectic group of speakers and participants, including leading scientists, designers, and architects, the conference will explore topics such as the personal genome, brain visualization, generative architecture, and collective design. MIND08 is an opportunity to interact with the ideas and thinkers transforming our visual and intellectual landscape.

Friday, April 4, 2008
Schedule subject to change
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Morning Registration
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Tim Marshall Welcome from the Dean of
Parsons The New School For Design
Paola Antonelli Design and the Elastic Mind
Adam Bly Future of Science
Jamer Hunt The Power of Experiments
morning 1: Tinkering with Space
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Adam Bly
Chuck Hoberman Responsive Architecture
Paul Steinhardt Cyclic Universe
Matthew Ritchie The Morning Line
Ben Aranda / Chris Lasch Growing Space
Chandler Burr The Space of Scent
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Coffee Break
morning 2: Experiments in Organic Design
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Adam Bly
Neri Oxman Materialecology
Erik Demaine Computational Origami
Bradley Samuels Nature and Artifice
Skylar Tibbits / Marc Fornes Partly Surface
Greg Lynn New City
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch – Open
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Afternoon Registration
afternoon 1: Modeling Reality
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Adam Bly
Janna Levin The Shape of Space
Kevin Slavin What is Reality?
Henry Markram Designing the Human Mind
Lisa Strausfeld The Space of Information
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Coffee Break
afternoon 2: Design in the Near Future
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Adam Bly
Drew Endy Synthetic Biology
Christophe Laudamiel Design for the Invisible
Hugh Herr Humanoid Robotics
Laurene Boym It's a Small World
Jessica Banks / Ayah Bdeir Open Source for Snobs
Natalie Jeremijenko Environment Design
Fiona Raby Design for Debate
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Paola Antonelli
Adam Bly
Jamer Hunt
Reception hosted by Parsons The New School for Design
6:00 PM Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Official Website: http://www.mind08.com

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