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Class 6: Architectural (and other) Inspiration

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Architectural (and other) Inspiration  



Larry Burns: Reinventing the car  - "General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle"







Moshe Safdie: What makes a building unique? - "Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users."






Stewart Brand: Why squatter cities are a good thing – “Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out”






Bill Gates: How I'm trying to change the world now

“A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world once, while leading Microsoft to dizzying success. He plans to do it again with his very own style of philanthropy.”


See the Q&A with Chris Anderson HERE 



Paul Bennett: Design is in the details – “Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.”

Comments (1)

Ian D Goddard said

at 9:17 am on Feb 20, 2009

As a followup to the Bill Gates talk I have included a link above, to the Q&A session held afterwards. Watch for the "Faux Pas" when Anderson pulls out a Mac laptop!

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