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Listen: Designer Bodies—Last Legs New Knees

On Tuesday 10 September, 2013, Fenella Kernebone hosted the third and final talk in Object’s Designer Bodies series, Last Legs New Knees. Joining Kernebone in the round were Dr Jenny Arnold, an opthamologist and age-related macular degeneration specialist, Bert Bongers, Associate Professor and Head of the Interactivation Studio at UTS, and Chris Vanstone, the director of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI.) The four talked for an hour on the human experience of ageing, exploring the role of design in embracing our bodies as they head towards the twilight years.

Listen to the full audio or download to listen to your leisure after the jump.

And if you missed the first two talks, you can also download or listen to The Heart Of It and Data Makes Me *#$?!.

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What Did You Miss At CUSP?

CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade might have just closed at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre ahead of traveling the country until 2015, but if you missed out on any of the public programs, events, or the exhibition itself, you can still engage with much of what went on.

All of the Designer Bodies talks and Talks In Transit were recorded and are available as podcasts, and don’t forget there is a wealth of information on the designers and the program at the CUSP website. Keep reading to find out how you can find the various elements.

Below are links to each of the elements for CUSP, however you can also find them all on Object on iTunes U, where you can also subscribe to the CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade collection to keep up to date as more and more is added over coming years.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—Data Makes Me *#$!?

On 13 August, Fenella Kernebone hosted the second Designer Bodies talk, entitled Data Makes Me *#$!? at Object Gallery. Featuring CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade designers Greg More and George Khut, alongside interactive artist Jason McDermott, the talk examined the question ‘How can hidden, complex data be used to transform our understanding of ourselves?’ Listen below to the full recording or download and listen at your leisure!

Listen to the full audio or download after the jump.

The final Designer Bodies talk, Last Legs New Knees, will take place at Object Gallery on 10 September, 2013.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—The Heart Of It

On 9 July 2013, Fenella Kernebone, host of Radio National’s By Design program, facilitated a panel discussion featuring CUSP designer Leah Heiss, as well as Design + Industry Director Anthony Honeyfield and Dr John Cartmill, Professor of Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. Click ‘Read More’ to listen to the full recording of the four talk on the topic of ‘Can design humanise medical technologies?’ Or if you prefer, you can always download the audio to listen to at your leisure!

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