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Sep    5:30 pm  - 7:30pm




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Rob Giampietro is a designer and writer, and he’s currently Creative Lead at Google Design in New York. After graduating from Yale University, he worked as a designer at Winterhouse and Pentagram before running his own studio, Giampietro+Smith. He was Principal at Project Projects from 2010 to 2015. Recent research has touched on a range of topics, including the relationship of movement to interaction, the history of visual identity and branding in the arts and the future of the museum in the digital age.
During his talk with Bruce Sterling, Rob will introduce Material design, a visual language developed by Google aimed at synthesizing ‘the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science’ (material.google.com). Material design emphasizes the use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.
A futurist, journalist, science-fiction author and design critic, Bruce Sterling is best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre. His last publication is ‘Pirate Utopia’ and his nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier; Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years; and Shaping Things. He is a contributing editor of Wired magazine and appeared on Nightline, The Late Show, Morningside, MTV, and TechTV and in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica He also curated two editions of Share Prize, a festival (and prize) of digital art in Turin.