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Cumulus: “to be, or not to be”

I have been serving the last three years in the Executive Board of the Cumulus Association — the leading global association of art and design education and research. We have over 350 Member institutions in 63 countries. The Executive Board is elected by the Members. When I decided to stand as a candidate in 2019,…

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Metaverse: What it could (and should) be?

Metaverse is a concept primary used in tech and media industries but also by journalists. It is fair to say that nobody really knows what it is or how it will be. For many, metaverse is the second coming of the Second Life (2003), a 3D virtual world with avatars to hangout and talk with…

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Online conferences sucks

It’s been now a year and a half of online conferences. In the beginning they were exciting. Great — less traveling! I have participated several that have bee very well organised. For instance, I was closely following how the Participatory Design conference (PDC 2010) was organised. The PDC’s Handbook for Meaningful and Engaged Conversations is…

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