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John Hockenberry’s TED talk: Does design require intent?

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Journalist John Hockenberry argues: We are all designers

“Design [is] the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now, in the face of the chaos that we have created?” (John Hockenberry)”

Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story inspired by a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue — and how they showed him the value of designing a life of intent. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)

Journalist and commentator John Hockenberry has reported from all over the world in virtually every medium. He’s the author of “Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence.”

If design requires intent, what does intent require? Guess philosophy is back in business – and none too soon.

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One Reply to “John Hockenberry’s TED talk: Does design require intent?

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    Gregory says:

    “what does intent require?”

    According to the ‘anthropic principle’ it requires humanity, observers (cf. participants), ‘us.’

    Do you suggest an alternative basic answer to this question, News?

    1984 – TED origins = The Mystery of Life’s Origin (1984)

    “I’m no longer a victim.” “Intent is a marker for civilisation.”

    “Universal language of design” – here means ‘anthropic.’
    “The human race emerged from a pre-historic chaos…human existence needed an intent.”

    “How shall we inscribe intent?” … “that’s the tune we’re all covering today, all of us.”

    Thus for ID, a new Biology of Intent seems necessary.

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