Looking to the Past to Design the Future

E4baf569e4cbf054d847d094da36e1d1?s=47 John Ryan
August 17, 2016

Looking to the Past to Design the Future

A talk on Local Project's work that I gave at The Made in NY Media Center's event Designing Alternative Futures in partnership with The Conference.

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John Ryan

August 17, 2016
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  1. Looking to the Past to Design the Future JOHN RYAN,

    LOCAL PROJECTS @johndryan, @LocalProjects
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  4. Eisenhower E-Memorial 4

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  9. TOOLS CHAPTER I

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  11. The most significant step that ever was taken in human

    history, the thing that turns animal into man was making tools… — Louis Leakey, Paleontologist
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  13. Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum TOOL-MAKING

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  24. — Brett Victor

  25. A tool addresses human needs by amplifying human capabilities. —

    Brett Victor, Designer
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  27. The goal was to make the technology invisible. — John

    Lasseter, Pixar
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  29. STORIES CHAPTER II

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  31. The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms. —

    Muriel Rukeyser, Poet
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  33. One World Observatory STORY-TELLING

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  36. MYTHS CHAPTER III

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  40. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Gallery One 2.0

  41. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Gallery One 2.0

  42. Target Open House MYTH-MAKING

  43. The Internet of Things will be the largest device market

    in the world. The Internet of Things will be the largest device market in the world.
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  47. NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER 47 TARGET

  48. MIRRORS CHAPTER IV

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  52. Cleveland Museum of Art MIRRORS & LENSES

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  54. SLIDE TITLE Slide Subtitle 54

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  59. PLAY CHAPTER V

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  61. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.

    I do and I understand. — Confucius
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  64. “That is the way to learn the most, that when

    you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” — Einstein
  65. New York Hall of Science PLAY & DISCOVERY

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  68. Make it as real as possible, as fast as possible.

    — Amit Pitaru, FiftyThree
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  74. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are

    volitional and are the portals to discovery. — James Joyce
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  80. I. TOOLS II. STORIES III. MYTHS IV. MIRRORS V. PLAY

  81. Thank You @johndryan, @localprojects john@localprojects.com localprojects.com