Tackling the future of experience design, Xlab 2013: Experience + Interaction in Public Space, a design and technology event, takes place on Oct. 24 in New York.
Hosted by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) – an association for those who work in the planning, design, fabrication, and implementation of communications in the built environment – Xlab 2013 will connect attendees with the visionaries shaping the future of cities and defining the interactive protocols that will eventually be standard in public spaces.
“Designers have the potential to help reinvent our cities,” said Clive Roux, CEO, SEGD. “We’ve designed Xlab 2013 to give attendees a glimpse into the future of media design and what our role can be in shaping interactive and immersive environments to create the Internet of Places.”
Conference speakers include designers, researchers and futurists with diverse perspectives on how emerging technology is impacting cities, changing the way people connect with each other, and shifting contemporary design practice toward a convergent and interdisciplinary landscape.
Attending this conference will be:
- Anthony Townsend, director of research, Institute for the Future and Adjunct; and professor, New York University
- J. Meejin Yoon, associate professor and director, Undergraduate Architecture Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and principal of architecture, Höweler + Yoon
- Marc Syp, architect and computational designer, Google
- Anthony Vitagliano, Digital Kitchen
- Mark Foster Gage, Yale University and Gage / Clemenceau Architects
- Laura Kurgan, associate professor of architecture, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning; and director of the spatial information design lab
- David Benjamin, The Living, Columbia University
- Sam Stubblefield, NBBJ Studio 07
- Jeff Grantz, Materials & Methods
- Eli Kuslansky, Unified Field
Xlab 2013 takes place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.