At the end of last week, my TED blog interview went live. It was a lot of fun to do, and my answers reflected on the philosophy behind our design practice, using details from some of our projects to expand on our aspirations for the future. Its quite a long piece, but I hope you enjoy the read.
Following the interview, I hosted a 'live conversation' on the TED site, prompted by the question:
"As unmanned drones, algorithms and prosthetics blur the distinction between man and machine, what, if anything, does it mean to be human?"
I was unsure as to how this live conversation would unfold, as it was only publicly announced just before we kicked off and was scheduled to run for an hour. After about 15 minutes, responses began flooding in, which was a real surprise. Site traffic was so high, in fact, that the conversation was extended by an additional half hour. I was typing furiously, trying to respond to as many people as possible, fielding challenging comments and questions. It was a great experience, and a lot of fun!
Here's the full thread, if you fancy checking it out.