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Prof. Irene McAra McWilliam
Head of School of Design & Director of Design
Innovation, Glasgow School of Art
Irene McAra-McWilliam
Paul Baran
‘On Distributed Communications’
The Rand Corporation, 1964
• a future all-digital-data distributed network
• common user service
• wide range of users
• low-cost links
• high degree...
www.dementiadog.org
High Rise Glasgow
Edmund White, Hsin Chen, Shweta Manikashetti, Zane Gray, Hsin-chieh Yeh
designing for discontinuities
• designing alternative futures
• tools for intelligent decision-making
• foresight to gener...
which future?
probable
[ like today, but bigger – or worse ]
Irene McAra-McWilliam
which future?
probable
possible?
[ like a menu of uninteresting choices ]
Irene McAra-McWilliam
which future?
probable
possible
preferable
[ ethically directed towards human wellbeing ]
Irene McAra-McWilliam
• Qualities of long life
– 0 - 100
• Extreme collaborations
– micro to macro
• Clusters and communities
– meso-economic
• ...
digital futures: opportunities
Irene McAra-McWilliam
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
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Prof Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art

  1. 1. Prof. Irene McAra McWilliam Head of School of Design & Director of Design Innovation, Glasgow School of Art
  2. 2. Irene McAra-McWilliam
  3. 3. Paul Baran ‘On Distributed Communications’ The Rand Corporation, 1964
  4. 4. • a future all-digital-data distributed network • common user service • wide range of users • low-cost links • high degree of connectivity 'On Distributed Communications’ Paul Baran, The Rand Corporation, 1964 the distributed communications network concept
  5. 5. www.dementiadog.org
  6. 6. High Rise Glasgow Edmund White, Hsin Chen, Shweta Manikashetti, Zane Gray, Hsin-chieh Yeh
  7. 7. designing for discontinuities • designing alternative futures • tools for intelligent decision-making • foresight to generate insight • action in the present
  8. 8. which future? probable [ like today, but bigger – or worse ] Irene McAra-McWilliam
  9. 9. which future? probable possible? [ like a menu of uninteresting choices ] Irene McAra-McWilliam
  10. 10. which future? probable possible preferable [ ethically directed towards human wellbeing ] Irene McAra-McWilliam
  11. 11. • Qualities of long life – 0 - 100 • Extreme collaborations – micro to macro • Clusters and communities – meso-economic • Distributed care – the sharing economy • Flat leadership: ‘devo lux’ – power and participation • Social and cognitive development – the dominant ‘technologies’ digital futures: opportunities Irene McAra-McWilliam
  12. 12. digital futures: opportunities
  13. 13. Irene McAra-McWilliam

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