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Tonight: Objectified in America

I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and Sustainability in Our Changing Economy tonight at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

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We’ll be discussing the nature of objects, how we relate to them, and how they shape the world around us. My four panelists will be Hustwit; Bill Moggridge, founder of IDEO, and one of the designers in the film; Tom Dair, founder of Smart Design; and Philip Wood, founder of CITIZEN:Citizen.

Wood and I had dinner after the movie with some other Bay Area design-types like Peter Stathis of Virtual Studio, Ethan Imboden of Jimmy Jane, Brian Scott of Boon Design and part-time Dwell expert Richard Hansen over cold soba noodles and sake. If a conversation half as engaging and wide-ranging as that one comes out on Friday I’ll have done my job.

We’re expecting a full house, so if you’ve not bought your ticket yet there are still a few remaining here for $15. The doors open at 6:30pm and we expect to be underway by 7pm at AutoDesk Gallery at 1 Market St., Suite 200 in San Francisco. I hope to see you there.
 

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