***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** fyi Barry _____________________________________________________________________ Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network _____________________________________________________________________ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 15:07:59 +0100 From: Eleanor Reynolds <[log in to unmask]> Aesthetic Networks: Media Design and the Future of the Future Date: Wednesday 11 May 2005, 15:30 - 16:30 Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS Speaker: Peter Lunenfeld, Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design, California As we accelerate into the 21st century, we suffer from a vision deficit. One reason we have so little faith in the future is that what's to come has never been so inadequately imagined. Knock modernism, if you choose, but at least the art, design, and architecture generated in that heady period put forth a panoply of futures seductive enough to inspire others to bring them into being. Corporate culture certainly hasn't ignored the future. Over the last 25 years, far-sighted multi-nationals have institutionalized long-term scenario planning to ponder upcoming conditions and their effects on long-term investment and profits. What about the rest of us? The advent of visual computing and massively-scaled networks has made it possible for groups of individuals to come together and envision futures they might actually want to inhabit. This seminar will propose the creative mis-use of scenario planning, showcasing media designers who have crafted visualizations - often interactive, immersive, or augmented - of compelling and meaningful futures. For further information please see: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/collaboration/?rq=seminars/20050511 Attendance: This seminar is open to the public but you must register by Emailing your name and affiliation, if any, to [log in to unmask] Laura Oultram Events Assistant Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford 1 St. Giles Oxford OX1 3JS Tel: 01865 287209 Fax: 01865 287211 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.