25.02. – 26.02.2023
Windland Art & Design Academy, Shanghai
We have always been developing tools as an extension of the self to become "more efficient" and "better". But with the rise of autonomous and robotic systems, technology is also perceived as something "other" and as a proactive counterpart. Instead of controlling we start to “co-operate” with technology. In our coexistence we ascribe almost human qualities, emotions and liveliness to our technical counterpart, but the rational machine is something else. But how might these things be designed if they evolve from passive tools to proactive and even social things? How can we shape their "thingness" beyond naïve human imitation to overcome an anthropomorphic design approach?
AIRE (Applied Integrated Research) is a World Conference to make aware that design is a purposeful creative expression of humanity and an applied form of utilization and distinction through extensive design-centered multidiscipline studies. Advanced, developed and innovative “Human Experience and Communication” were discussed by exploring different design methodologies.
Hosted and organized by UDA and Winland Art & Design Academy Shanghai.