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Saturday, October 13 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Intelligent Designs

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David Edwards, inventor, scientist, professor of biomedical engineering at Harvard, and founder of Le Laboratoire, believes that the key to creating things that last is to combine science and art, rather than keep them siloed. In Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last, he describes his method of invention that incorporates the principles of aesthetics and introduces us to artists, architects, physicists, mathematicians, and others who share a similar three-step process in creating lasting things. Thomas Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, envisions a different kind of collaboration in Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together. Starting from the premise that most human achievements are the result of people working together in groups, or what he calls superminds, he argues that the power of computing to connect people in new ways will amplify the intelligence of superminds and vastly increase their creativity and problem-solving capacity. This fascinating session on intelligent designs will be moderated by Nathan Felde, professor of design at Northeastern University.

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Nathan Felde

Nathan Felde is a professor of design at Northeastern University. He holds a master's of science from MIT’s Department of Architecture, helped found Lightspeed Computers, and acted as executive director of broadband media research laboratories for NYNEX (now Verizon). His design... Read More →

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David Edwards

David Edwards is a veritable idea machine. He invented edible packaging, now produced by Incredible Food. He writes fiction and nonfiction in both French and English. He created porous particles for inhaled drug and vaccine delivery. Edwards is currently the Gordon McKay Professor... Read More →
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Thomas W. Malone

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.  At MIT, he is also a professor of information technology and a professor of work and organizational... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Boston Architectural College The Beehive 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA