Finally, the big news. Fresh Dialogue 23, the latest installment in the chapter’s long-running and well-respected showcase for new talent, will take place in just two weeks.
This year’s theme, in which we’ll be looking at the evolving relationship between designers and audiences, is a collaboration between myself and fellow board member Emma Presler. It’s also another of my attempts to reflect the changing nature of design in the digital age in the chapter’s event programming. As new technologies re-frame the traditional narrative posture that has dominated most of design history, we’ve selected three talents who are participating in conversations with design consumers in unprecedented ways: designer and illustrator Stefan Bucher, Eric Rodenback of Stamen Design and game designer Katie Salen will be our guests. Maybe best of all, the event will be moderated by the inimitable Ze Frank. A good time will be had by all, especially at the crazy reasonable ticket price of US$25. This is going to be a big deal. I’ll see you there.