Summer Speakers Series
June through September, 2017
Design and technology intersect unconventionally to inspire discovery, innovation, and creativity. Explore this space through four exceptional guest speaker engagements during the summer speaker series at IYRS. Organized in coordination with the new Digital Modeling & Fabrication program at IYRS, the speaker series is free and open to the public.
Our Speakers

Chad Phillips

July 15, 2017

Philippa Mothersill

July 22, 2017

Hart Marlow

July 29, 2017

Nathalie Miebach

August 5, 2017

Entrepreneurialism for Design

Chad Phillips

July 15, 2017

Digital design tools and an artistic spirit combine to express ideas and objects that create value. Phillips will discuss his unique, hugely successful approach to Creative Direction and Design Curation; how and why he believes design is critical in life and the art of finding and marketing design talent.

Digital Enabled Creativity

Philippa Mothersill

July 22, 2017

Nascent and contemporary tools, methods, and technologies are being used to spark ideas and solutions in physical objects. Mothersill will discuss how, through her exploration into theoretical and computational devices of design, she creates technology that inspires us all via our inherent understanding of “a language of form.”

Digital: Design, Materials & Processes

Hart Marlow

July 29, 2017

A wide range of contemporary materials and technologies are available to today’s designers. Marlow will discuss his use of digital technologies and custom software to design with a particular focus on pushing the boundaries of materials. He will also explore why he chooses one material over another, based on what the materials means for him, conceptually, physicality, and structurally.

Weaving Science Data into Sound and Touch

Nathalie Miebach

August 5, 2017

Traditional tools, methods and technology are utilized as resources in contemporary design. Miebach will discuss how tradition and technology mix into a questioning and conceptual partnership within her sculptural work. And, her belief in the importance of combining the long-established, hand-build techniques with today’s computer-enhanced data collection and music generation.