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Friday, May 18 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Designing the Impossible

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The “Willy Wonka of design and science,” and Wired Innovation Fellow, Nelly Ben Hayoun will create a space for thoughts, debate and provocation around the sociological and critical impact of new technologies. She will define her design work and practice as a designer of experiences and demonstrate how the human condition can prevail over technology, reminding the audience that innovation often comes from multidisciplinary conflicts.

She will explore the challenges she faces in her own practice, trying to defy and design in the gravity of the hyperreal, a world where fiction is as truthful as reality. In this passionate conversation, she will share the complexity of her large-scale projects (The International Space Orchestra, Disaster Playground and the University of the Underground) and introduce participants to her hammering and total bombardment philosophy.

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Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is a designer of extreme experiences that aims to bring the sublime to life. Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of Design,” Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning French designer and filmmaker who creates multi-dimensional experiential projects at the intersection... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1