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The Futures Archive is a podcast from Design Observer that looks at the history of human-centered design with a critical eye to its future.

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The Futures Archive is a podcast from Design Observer that looks at the history of human-centered design with a critical eye to its future.

    Feed Drop: Design Future Now featuring Sloan Leo

    Feed Drop: Design Future Now featuring Sloan Leo

    While The Futures Archive is between seasons, we wanted to share with you another show, Design Future Now from AIGA.

    Design Future Now is podcast that asks: How is design changing as a discipline and profession, and how do we face these opportunities as a community? Host Lee-Sean Hung explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and leaders.

    On this episode is Sloan Leo, the Founder & CEO of FLOX Studio Inc.  You can hear more from Sloan Leo on co-hosting on The Futures Archive talking about the blender, the bug zapper, and the automatic door.

    The Futures Archive will be back with season three! In the meantime check out our back catalogue here, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or however you listen, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 43 min
    Feed Drop: Scratching the Surface 174. Daniel Barber

    Feed Drop: Scratching the Surface 174. Daniel Barber

    While The Futures Archive is between seasons, we wanted to share with you another show, Scratching the Surface.

    Scratching the Surface is podcast about design, theory, and creative practice. Hosted by Jarrett Fuller, each episode features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with designers, architects, writers, academics, artists, and theorists about how design shapes culture. New episodes every other Wednesday. You can subscribe at https://scratchingthesurface.fm/index or wherever you get your podcasts, and you can support the show on Patreon and get bonus content each month at https://www.patreon.com/surfacepodcast.

    On this episode is Daniel Barber, Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and prolific climate and architect author. You can hear Daniel on The Futures Archive S02E05, all about the air conditioner.

    The Futures Archive will be back with season three! In the meantime check out our back catalogue here, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or however you listen, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 49 min
    Feed Drop: The Design of Business | The Business of Design Perrin Drumm

    Feed Drop: The Design of Business | The Business of Design Perrin Drumm

    While The Futures Archive is between seasons, we wanted to share with you another show from Design Observer's library, The Design of Business | The Business of Design.

    On this episode — Perrin Drumm is a writer, editor, and head of publishing at A24.

    • 29 min
    S2E12: The Vibrator

    S2E12: The Vibrator

    On the final episode of season 2 of The Futures Archive, Rachel Lehrer and Lee Moreau explore pleasure with a conversation about the vibrator and women's control over their bodies.

    With additional insights from Lynn Comella, Ti Chang, Jenny Winfield, and Mireille Miller-Young.

    • 46 min
    S2E11: The Microphone

    S2E11: The Microphone

    How many microphones are in the room you are in? Did you count the ones in your earbuds? On your phone? Your smart device? On this episode of The Futures Archive Lee Moreau and Liz Danzico discuss the microphone as an embedded technology, and the power it commands from center stage to tucked away in a drawer.

     With additional insights from Susan Schmidt Horning, Jonathan Sterne, and Meryl Alper.

    • 41 min
    S2E10: The Automatic Door

    S2E10: The Automatic Door

    The automatic door is a part of most peoples everyday lives, and certainly considered a convenience. But when you walk up to one does it feel magical? Futuristic? Frustrating? On this episode of The Futures Archive, Lee Moreau and Sloan Leo discuss the automatic door, and how we can design thresholds of all kinds to be inviting to all people.
     
    With additional insights from Laurent Stalder, Bess Williamson, Wendy Ju, and David Gissen. 

    • 40 min

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