IxD in the Age of the Anthropocene

workshop – 120 min | Feb 4 – 1:30

Babies born today will be 22 when global warming reaches 1.5 C, according to the latest IPCC report and forecasts. What will life be like in 2040? How do we as educators and designers respond today, to the challenges that lie ahead for the next generation? How does our practice evolve to take global climate change into account? How do projects like ‘Rebuild by Design’ and ‘Fairphone 2’ shape the way we should think about the future design and about the education of designers.

Ian Pollock

Ian Pollock
Cal State, East Bay, United States

About the speaker

Ian Pollock

Ian Pollock

Cal State, East Bay, United States

Ian Pollock holds a Master of Fine Art degree in New Media Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor In Fine Art in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Ian Pollock worked as an educator in fine and applied media art in the US, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Art and the Director of the Graduate Multimedia Program at the California State University, East Bay. His work with communications technologies, the web and with telephones around public space is featured in several anthologies of digital media art. Prior to working in education Ian Pollock worked in television launching the San Francisco Government Access Channel Citywatch, the web and in advertising.

He was a gallery curator for the Southern Exposure Gallery in the 1990’s and curator and the director for Secession Gallery in San Francisco, a project gallery without walls.

Ian Pollock is a Digital Media Artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally and online. His current work continues to explore the politics of public space with the activist street project GuerrillaGrafters, grafting fruiting branches onto sterile city street trees and the online project BiasMap, crowd mapping prejudice.

He has worked as an educator for fine and applied media art in the US, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates

Ian Pollock is also involved in transdisciplinary research and collaborations into game jams, hackathons, playable media, neuroscience, computer science and afro-futurism across traditional academic boundaries. He reviews academic and scholarly articles for PAKT publishing, Leonardo Journal and for SIGSCE and ITICSCE conferences.

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