1st Yr Seminar – Objectified

This week in the first year seminar we watched and discussed the film Objectified and the role of design. IMDb, Netflix, Website

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Question 1: Is being comfortable a part of design?
Question 2: How do you define comfortable?
Question 3: Should designers continue to focus on the 10% who have too much?

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1st Yr Seminar – Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

This week in the first year seminar we discussed Life of Galileo, a play by Bertolt Brecht, and social responsibility.

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Question 1) Do engineers and scientists have a social responsibility?
Question 2) Is the engineer’s only responsibility to protect the public? Is it difficult?
Question 3) As engineers what do we have the right to do versus what is the right thing to do?
Question 4) What is the motivation of the scientist versus the engineer?

1st Yr Seminar – Future by Design Pt. 2

This week in the first year seminar we discussed Future by Design which covers the designs and thoughts of Jacque Fresco, futurist and self-taught engineer.

If you want to join in the discussion, comment on this post below! You can answer 1 or as many questions as you feel compelled to.
Question 1) How do we communicate this technological message to the public?
Question 2) Should technology be used to improve people’s lives, and the standard of living?
Question 3) Is technology improving people’s lives now? Is it enough?
Question 4) What is the future going to hold? How are YOU going to change it?

1st Yr Seminar – Future by Design

This week in the first year seminar we watched Future by Design which covers the designs and thoughts of Jacque Fresco, futurist and self-taught engineer. In case you want to watch the movie Future by Design you can find it online in its entirety at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/future-by-design/

If you want to join in the discussion, comment below.

Question 1) What are the consequences of a society being run by technologists?
Question 2) When revising society should the infrastructure that we already have be taken into account?
Question 3) When revising society how can we integrate existing infrastructure?