Theme: Disruptive Technologies

These are the emerging technologies that transform social and economic life. Often the technologies are quickly assimilated by the market or intentionally deployed in a non-productive manner; they are not necessarily a force for the good. However, they can also emerge in a more positive light, and then bring with them a set of questions. How as an artist or designer can one influence the effect of these technologies? How does creative thinking allow one to speculate on what the next series of disruptive technologies might be? How do the emerging technologies inflect productively on learning and teaching?