Last week I was in London, where I participated in a very unique lecture sponsored by Design London. Design London is an initiative announced last year to combine the creativity and expertise in design from the Royal College of Art, engineering from Imperial College's Faculty of Engineering, and the business of innovation from Imperial College's Tanaka Business School. It was established to stir together the scientific, engineering, business and creative design communities to enhance business and public sector innovation.
The lecture - Web 3.0: Materializing the conceptual worlds of the mind - is part of Design London's STIR lecture series. The STIR - Simulator, Teach, Incubate, Research - lectures aim to address a wide range of subjects from widely different personal experiences and points of view. Many times throughout my career have I participate in joint lectures and panels, but never before have I done so with a film director – John Maybury, - and an architect and designer – Nigel Coates. That was a most gratifying and stimulating first for me.