Category: Innovation

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Baloney Detection

Watch “How to detect baloney the Carl Sagan way” by Michael Shermer

This is a set of tools for critical thinking that has continued to develop since Sagan’s death, 22 years ago. Here, skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, where teaches students ten basic questions that will help them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it […]

Itamar Medeiros

IxDA’s 2016 Interaction Design Today: short documentary

This is the first of a series of videos I’ll be posting about my experience of sitting in the jury of the IxDA’s 2016 Interaction Awards, as well as to reflect on some of the categories winners. During the 2016 jury weekend gathering — which was hosted in November 2015 by SVA’s MFA in IxD program — myself and the other jurors sat down with the Interaction Awards co-chairs MJ Broadbent and Thomas Kueber and shared some insights and perspectives on the field of interaction design […]

Critical Making

John Maeda’s “The Art of Critical Making”

Many of us hope to change the world—or another person’s perspective—with the things we make. In this talk John Maeda explores how Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)’s critical making (back when he was still President of that School) helps bring us closer to these aspirations.