J. Paul Neeley, Designer, Co-founder of “Yossarian – Creative Search Engine”, London

Is design detached from reality? Is the process of designing – actually oriented towards finding resolutions – the starting point for even more problems? According to London-based service designer J. Paul Neeley, we have sometimes failed to engage with the complex realities of our interconnected world. In our design of anything, we must consider that changes to any part of the system can have dramatic and unforeseen consequences. Thus, what would it look like if we attempted to design with everything in mind? What if we tried to avoid errors of isolation, scale, and scope? The talk explores implications of computational irreducibility and complexity for design and suggests new possible directions.

The talk will be held in English language.