MULTIVERSO: ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEK PROFILE

06 August 2008
Torino (Italy) - An exciting lineup of speakers will present at Multiverso: Icograda Design Week Torino, taking place from 13-19 October 2008. UK-based Monika Parrinder is one of the 16 thought leaders who will speak at the International Conference.
Torino (Italy) - An exciting lineup of speakers will present at Multiverso: Icograda Design Week Torino, taking place from 13-19 October 2008. UK-based Monika Parrinder is one of the 16 thought leaders who will speak at the International Conference.



Monkia Parrinder: Access all areas
How can we capture, and make meaningful, a world on the move? In 1962, Umberto Eco proposed the 'work in movement'. Radical experiments in open structure, today, have become the conventions of new media and we don't need any more ways to reflect the world. Lev Manovich suggests the new avant-garde won't be found in a search for new forms, but new modes of access and manipulation.

'Scriptographer' opens up code as craft, whilst a mobile phone equipped with the latest 'pointing' technology becomes a mouse for the real world. Today, we design 'agency' - but, for what?

Biography
Monika Parrinder is a writer and lecturer on visual communication at the Royal College of Art and London College of Communication in the UK. She is co-founder, with Colin Davies, of Limited Language. This is a collaborative web-platform for the generation of discussion and writing about sonic/visual culture. It is interested in using the methods of contemporary digital practice and image making – open-source, open-ended, cut-and-paste etc. - to generate new ways of writing about communication. Monika has published articles in UK magazines, Eye and Blueprint, and US magazines, Print and ID - independently and with Limited Language.

Find out more about other speakers on the official event website.

About Icograda Design Week 2008 Torino
The international event Multiverso: Icograda Design Week will take place in Torino (Italy) from 13-19 October 2008 and is enterely dedicated to the new scenarios in the fields of communication design. The Design Week is part of Torino's celebration as the first World Design Capital.

The full programme includes a 3-day international conference, exhibitions, forums and 4 workshops for students and young professionals.

For more information or to register, visit:
http://icogradadesignweektorino.aiap.it




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