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Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
""...Such is my hypothesis: there is design (or its equivalent) in every social group. It would suffice to think of the amount of artefacts made by designers in comparison to those made by 'non-designers.' This reinforces the notion of…"
Oct 4
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Design & Culture Special Issue: Design and Neoliberalism "Neoliberalism, as a term, has the particular distinction of being both esoteric and overused. Until quite recently, it was rarely heard outside of academic contexts, while within…"
Oct 3
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Swiss Design Network Summit: Beyond Change, "Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations" Keynotes Current discourse in design research, art, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, and the social sciences is…"
Oct 3
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"FREE eBOOK: Speculate This! Speculate This! is a concise, provocative manifesto advocating practices of "affirmative speculation" over and against "firmative speculation." "Firmative speculation is 'a firming [...] or…"
Oct 3
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Strategic Design Research Journal Special Issue: Designing, Sensing, Thinking Through Autonomía(s) We want to contribute to the emerging debate on design’s role in the creation of the very worlds within which we live, the conditions for…"
Oct 3
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Statement for the Viktor Papanek Symposium by Ahmed Ansari and Presented by his Colleagues in the Decolonising Design Platform "My initial intention for this symposium was to talk about the possibility of employing indigenous histories and…"
Oct 3
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Anthropology + Design Graduate Seminar @ The New School | Fall 2019 | Shannon Mattern

"Designers commonly use ethnographic methods, and social scientists often adopt design practices, economies, cultures, and artifacts as their subjects of study, focusing in particular on how design “translates values into tangible experiences,” as anthropologist Dori Tunstall puts it. The New School offers us a unique environment for studying the myriad ways in which these disciplines and practices can inform one another, and we’ll begin our semester by examining those relationships:…See More
Aug 24
Brandon Meyer added a discussion to the group Undergraduate Students
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A Survey-Based Profile of UNT’s Master’s of Applied Anthropology

(Originally written in July of 2015) Fountain and clock tower at The University of North Texas in Denton (credit: pinterest)For finishing undergraduate students interested in applied anthropology, and particularly in business, technology, and design like myself, there…See More
Aug 6
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
""We have learned that heterogeneous design practices have always been active under other names, continually constituted by various blends of cultures, relationships, materials, histories, philosophies, and world views to become relevant to…"
Jul 29
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"USEFUL FICTIONS Symposium, Sept. 9-13 2019, Paris Humans collect and interpret measurements to understand the world and exercise control over chaos... However as traces, proxies, and indices, measurements are fragile and prone to manipulation and…"
Jul 23
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Design Research for Change Symposium, December 11-12 2019, London In recent years, design research has witnessed a “social turn” where researchers have looked to make change in social contexts as opposed to wholly commercial ends. This…"
Jul 23
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"New Experimental Research in Design (NERD) Conference, November 1st and 2nd, 2019 Basel, Switzerland "With its particular consideration of the fact that all aspects of everyday life are designed, design research reveals an astounding…"
Jul 23
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
"Talks from the Primer 19 Conference are now available to watch on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/designfuturesinitiative"
Jul 23
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
""Exploring the home environment: Fusing rubbish and design to encourage participant agency and self-reflection" by Heather McKinnon and Gavin Sade This paper presents an in-home design study investigating the resource conservation…"
Jul 22
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
""Autonomía and Cultural Co-Design. Exploring the Andean minga practi..." by Giulia Testori and Viviana d'Auria in Strategic Design Research Journal 11:2(2018) "The following contribution tackles autonomía by…"
Jul 22
Brandon Meyer commented on Brandon Meyer's group Design Anthropology
""Autonomía and Cultural Co-Design. Exploring the Andean minga practi..." by Giulia Testori and Viviana d'Auria in Strategic Design Research Journal 11:2(2018) "The following contribution tackles autonomía by…"
Jul 22

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North Carolina State University

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