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

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.

See also: Learn about key science news via free online TED talks

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

  1. “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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