Desma 104 Winter 2012

Professor Peter Lunenfeld Design | Media Arts Department

Office: 4252 Broad Art Center

E-mail: lunenfeld + ucla.edu

Personal Website: www.peterlunenfeld.com

Office Hours Mondays 11:00-12:00

TA - Richard Wheeler
E-mail: rruuww + gmail.com

TA - Kian Peng Ong ( Bin )
Email: ctrlsave + ucla.edu

TA( Intern ) - Ryan Williams Email:lardofthedance + gmail.com



12 Jan // Design & Society, DODD 170, Thursdays 2:00 PM-4:50 PM |

26 Jan // Week 01 - 03 class slides uploaded |

“Nowcasting” is a meteorological term that we will appropriate to think about design and society at the start of the 21st century. There are always more data points about the present than there are about the future, and that determining what is happening in the middle of a storm is orders of magnitude more computationally intense than forecasting what the next weather event might be. As we look at design our interest in nowcasting is less meteorological than it is metaphorical. We should be able to develop nowcasting as distinct from but related to everything from cool hunting to surveillance, and use the concept to open new spaces for critical analyses of technology and culture.