We're excited to announce our first Lunch Talk of 2019 with a talk by David A. Banks. David is the co-chair of Theorizing the Web, a non-disciplinary conference that brings together activists, scholars, journalists, and practitioners to think critically and openly about the web and society in a low-jargon environment.
David's writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Baffler, Tikkun Magazine, and McSweeney's. He is also editor-at-large at Real Life magazine where his monthly column, Building to Code, explores how we live among cities and each other. It regards cities as what they’ve always been: not systems of capitalist resource management, but the stages that society plays out on.
David holds a PhD in Science & Technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. in Urban Studies from New College of Florida. In the fall he will be visiting assistant professor of Geography and Urban Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY where he will teach courses on the history of planning, community development, and global cities. His research focuses on the way cities are made to compete against each other in the attention economy. He lives in Troy, New York with his partner Britney and their four cats.
David will give a talk on what UX and graphic designers can learn from the breakthroughs and failures of urban planner's long history of designing for diverse populations.
1:00 – 1:15 Lunch & mingle
1:15 – 2:00 Presentation and Q&A
2:00 – 2:30 More mingle
LocationThe Lunch Talk will take place at Hyperakt. Food & beer will be served.
Hyperakt400 3rd Avenue, Suite 3Brooklyn, NY 11215718 855 email@example.comTwitter: @hyperaktInstagram: @hyperakt
Please RSVP no later than 11 am on May 16, 2019. If you have RSVP'd and can't make it, please let us know. We hope to see you there!
Check out past Lunch Talks