03.15 | NYC | Jon Santos
The Design of Experience
How can design influence social interactions?
Jon Santos, founder of Common Space, will share works that create a context for relational aesthetics. In these projects, design goes beyond traditional media and plays an important part in the way we interact, understand creativity, and build community.
Common Space is a multidisciplinary design studio that works on commission and authors it's own work. Notable projects include The Last Weekend, NADAwave, Social Mirroring and Hearsay of the Soul created for Werner Herzog’s 2012 Whitney Biennial installation. Santos is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute and exhibits his work internationally.
The Rising Interview
Where are you right now?
Different merging paths are aligning...
Where do you go when you need inspiration?
To the Pratt (Institute) library where I teach, a bookstore, upstate for fresh air, and going for a run is amazing for inspiration
Idleness. A gift or curse?
in my life it's a gift because everything is moving really fast. I tend to understand things better when they're moving.
To Bitcoin, or not to Bitcoin?
I would say no to Bitcoin... as you grow older you force yourself to reconcile factors... but at he same time I take chances a lot, and I enjoy taking risk... remind me again how bitcoins work?
Liberal Democracy or Democratic Liberalism?
Carpe Diem or nosce te ipsum (know thyself)?
Know self as recent understanding of my own personality, I've tended to Carpe Diem through my career...
Last app opened?
Redbooth... project management software
Last book read?
Point and line to plane - Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, Russian constructivist
Ariel Pink and the Haunted Graffiti - Yesterday's Tomorrow
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Good things come to those who wait
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever bestowed?
Stop texting and wait to talk to them in person
If you could be anywhere, where would it be?
If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
Making people happy
In the next three years what innovation will have the greatest impact on technology/business/culture?
My personal interest is in technology that helps people organize themselves for group activities