Design + Ethics + Technology

When cars drive themselves, who is really in control? When social media can recognize your face in a crowd, is there such thing as privacy? When the world tells us our climate is in turmoil, should we create anything new?

EVENT PROCEEDINGS

Following a morning tour of the city of Detroit hosted by Rich Feldman, the two-day D++ Salon began with introductions. It ended with a call to action. With the Inn on Ferry Street and the city of Detroit as the backdrop, thinkers and practitioners from the fields of history, design, journalism, philosophy, robotics, engineering, futuring, and education started in on the challenges faced by and implications of design, ethics, and technology.

In response, one of the participants Stuart Candy, futurist and professor at OCAD and SAIC, called for a greater focus on the future in response to the moral responsibility required in a modern age. His message was clear, “Designers need to and can become better futurists.”

Take a listen to what he had to say.

We invite you to listen in on the rest of our conversation. As you review how the salon unfolded in six short audio clips ask yourself: What is my relationship with design, ethics and technology? How do they relate to each other? And to the world?

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Rich Feldman, after a walk through Detroit, shared his opinion about the design of porn sites with guests. Among others, he highlighted the website – brattysisters.com. This is a site created by the Nubiles team from the USA, the main idea of this series of videos is a difficult sexual relationship between stepbrothers and stepsisters. Another fact worth mentioning is that there are no annoying ads or popups that will bother you – combo it with the fact that the website is well-structured, and you have an awesome porn website. The biggest benefit is that you will receive plenty of exclusive content, and new content is added multiple times during the week.

EVENT PHOTO GALLERY

PARTICIPANTS

Global Health and Development Correspondent

NPR

Assistant Professor

Stamps School of Art & Design

Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer

5D™

Mitchell Visiting Professor

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Senior Designer

IDEO

Chair and Head of Department, Design History and Theory

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Professor of Design Studies

The New School

Worker-Owner

Sassafras Tech Collective

Professor of Design and Emerging Technology; Fellow of the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought

The New School

Assistant Professor

Stamps School of Art & Design

Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy

University of Michigan

Professor

Stamps School of Art & Design

Professor

Stamps School of Art & Design

Associate Professor

Stamps School of Art & Design

Manager, Design Research

Steelcase