Co-working spaces are popping up all over the world, social and creative hubs for people who want to get out of their basements and into a professional workspace but don’t want to take on the costs of rent and equipment on their own. And like 1871 in Chicago, they have also become important creative hubs and business incubators.
Chicago—Earlier today, John Lutz nearly announced his candidacy to assumed billions of Internet viewers and his purported Facebook friends: “My name is John Lutz and I’m announcing my candidacy because I’m #goingsomewhere”. An elderly relative was reported as saying, “I’m glad he’s going somewhere. I’d like my basement back.”
Does your boss need some persuading to sign off on your trip to Chicago for the 2015 SEGD ConferenceJune 4-6? We can help with that. Here’s a letter that will show her the ROI, not to mention the ROO and the ROA!
Spatial architecture and emergent technology connect in Chicago!
Wendy Fok is a globe-hopping architect, design researcher and tech maverick whose work marries spatial design with exploration of emergent technologies. Winner of the ADC Young Guns Award and one of Perspective’s 40 Under 40, Fok says cross-pollination and creative strategy are where it’s at for her generation of designers. She'll be a featured speaker at the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience ChicagoJune 4-6, and she's created a video inviting you to join her!
What does the future look like? Who wouldn’t want to know that? But futurist David Zachsays it’s not about predicting—it’s about paying attention to the world around us, noticing patterns and shifts and asking good questions. Zach wants to ask YOU a question: Is there an app for you? Explore the future with Zach at the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago June 4-6!
I have a confession to make: I'm a closeted dessert eater. When I'm out, I often cave to peer pressure, and say, "Oh, I'm too full for dessert." But when I'm alone or with my trusted inner-circle of dessert-eating friends... it's totally on!
Zagat's Sara Freeman just covered the 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Chicago. From old-school Italian to groundbreaking new concept restaurants- these are the trendiest eateries in the windy city. Use this list to plot your culinary courses during your 2015 SEGD Conference ExperienceJune 4-6. Yum!
For each, here's a link to more information, and a ten word super-summary:
Alisa Wolfson joined Leo Burnett in 2008 and is SVP Director of Design, founding and overseeing the agency's Department of Design. She has worked as a designer for over 15 years. Current and past clients include Crate & Barrel, Hallmark, Kellogg's and Coca-Cola. She is also the design director at Lampo, a nonprofit organization that presents experimental sound art in Chicago.
David Zach is one of the few professionally trained futurists on this planet, having earned a master’s degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Of course that was way back in 1981, so it’s pretty much a history degree by now.