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Xiaowei Wang

Xiaowei Wang (UC Berkeley)

**Due to COVID restrictions, only UCSD students and employees will be allowed to attend the class in person. All others must attend remotely via Zoom. Capacity is limited to first-come first-serve.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.*
Design and Innovation Building (DIB), 2nd Floor Large Event Room #202

Note: The Design and Innovation Building (DIB) is located adjacent to the Structural and Materials Engineering Building on Pepper Canyon Lane

*There will be an optional outdoor reception from 5:00 – 5:45 P.M on the DIB 2nd Floor Terrace. Desserts and refreshments provided. UCSD students, employees, and external guests are welcome to attend.

**This will be hybrid event. For those attending remotely, please register via Zoom using the “Register Here” button at the top.

Abstract:

How to Cook a Tiger and Other Design Fables

In this talk, I will discuss design fables, recipes, and the power of community gathering in design. I’ll look at the ways the material and the geographical are crucial to the way we build and design tech today — whether thinking of the rural and tech or the ways regions are unevenly developed.

Biography:

Xiaowei Wang is a writer, PhD candidate and artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are the author of Blockchain Chicken Farm, and recently finished a collaborative new media work, The Future of Memory, which received a Mozilla Creative Media Award in 2019.

About:

Design@Large is a speaker series hosted by The Design Lab at UC San Diego, where each quarter we examine a topic in society and the relevance and implications through the lens of human centered design.

Our theme this quarter is “Rebels, Revolutionaries & Risk takers”.

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