Word Cloud from the 4.21.2011 Lecture
Two questions drive John Thackara. “We know what new technology can do, but what is it for? And,” he asks, “how do we want to live?” Author of the thought-provoking 2006 book “In the Bubble,” and founder of the Doors of Perception festivals, which celebrate innovation in social and environmental sustainability worldwide, he has long pursued design for sustainability, social impact, social innovation, place and mobility. In 2008 he served as commissioner of City Eco Lab, the centerpiece of the St. Etienne Design Biennale Internationale in the French Alps.