Dr. Barry Katz discusses Design and the Human Condition at the Web & Where 2.0+ conference hosted by Northern California Grantmakers.
Twenty-first century digital media makers are pushing the boundaries of collaboration and copyright, once the exclusive domain of industry. YouTube further opened up the digital revolution by: exploding user choice, creating a user-to-user vetting system, allowing online users to share and mix media, and creating a culture of mass collaboration where audiences and communities can participate as co-creators and co-curators. YouTube's success reflects a new force where users are the agents of social change and the creators of cultural content.
This day long Arts Intensive will reflect on the changes being led by digital culture. We will examine how foundations and organizations might want to position themselves to achieve impact within the digital cultural space. With a myriad of different speakers from various sectors, we will contemplate many of the emerging questions evolving from digital media and culture. This interactive program is designed to encourage participant engagement and discussion- Northern California Grantmakers
Dr. Barry Katz
Barry Katz has been an editor at Design Book Review and a contributing editor for I.D. magazine and Metropolis. His writings on the history and philosophy of design have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals.
Barry's books include Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation (Schocken Books, 1982), Foreign Intelligence: Research and Analysis in the Office of Strategic Services, 1942–1945 (Harvard University Press, 1989), and Technology and Culture: A Historical Romance (Stanford, 1990). His new book in progress, The Shape of Things to Come, studies the history of Silicon Valley design.
He is a consulting professor in the design division at Stanford University and a fellow at IDEO Inc., a leading Silicon Valley design and innovation consultancy.