Alan N. Shapiro, Visiting Professor in Transdisciplinary Design, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany

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New Book Published: “Transdisciplinary Design”, edited by Alan N. Shapiro

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My edited book Transdisciplinary Design has just been published by the Passagen Verlag of Vienna in their XMedia series. The Passagen Verlag is one of the leading publishers in the German-language countries of philosophy books, especially by “postmodern” and “deconstructionist” and “neo-Marxist” radical thinkers, such as Derrida, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, and Zizek.

This book is unusual in that it is about half in German and half in English. Another unusual combination is that about one-third of the essays are written by me, one-third are written by Industrial Design graduate students, and one-third are written by recognized academics and scholars.

My co-editors are Professor Marion Digel and Irmi Wachendorff.

Eicke Riggers did a tremendous job on the layout of the book, as well as authoring two great essays.

The full title of the book is

Alan N. Shapiro, Marion Digel, Irmi Wachendorff (Hg.), Transdiszipinäre Gestaltung: Essays der Folkwang Universität der Künste

An interview with me (in German) by Herbert Gnauer of Literadio  about the book from the Leipzig book fair can be heard here:

Radio Interview Transdisciplinary Design

Book Table of Contents / Inhalt

1. Introduction/Einleitung 14

Marion Digel, Irmi Wachendorff, Transdisziplinäre Gestaltung 17

Alan N. Shapiro, Transdisciplinary Design 27

Nolan Bazinet, Interdisciplinary or Transdisciplinary? 35

2. Fiction/Fiktion 40

Alan N. Shapiro, Fiktion lehren – als Schlüssel der Kreativität 43

Alan N. Shapiro, Das Paradox, die Zukunft vorherzusehen 53

Florian Arnold, Von Fiktion lernen 59

3. Philosophy and TV Series/Philosophie und TV-Serien 72

Marten Weise, “Out of thin air” –  Mask and Representation in Mad Men 75

Caroline Fuchs, Reality and Simulation in The Prisoner 81

Nicole Maggio, “I Am Not A Number”: Individualism in The Prisoner 87

Eicke Riggers, Meer, Strand und Wald – eine „existenzielle Metaphorik der Landschaft“ in der Serie Lost 95

Elina Nikoaleva, Idee für eine TV-Serie 99

4. Architecture/Architektur 106

Eicke Riggers, Geheimnis, Opazität, Verbergung. Ambivalente Phänomene in Philosophie, Architektur und Interface-Design 109

Anne-Clara Stahl, Architektur – ein Speicher 125

Ramina Kalashnykova, Fenstersicht – Fenstersucht 133

5. Embodiment/Verkörperung 146

Regan O’Brien, Bounding 149

Alan N. Shapiro with Steve Valk, Steve Valk, the Situationists and Social Choreography 163

6. Designers and Creators/Designer und Schöpfer 172

Denise Werth, Die Zukunft des Designers. Beobachtungen zwischen Technik, Gestaltung und Gesellschaft  175

Julia Krayer, Biodesign 185

Cristina Miranda de Almedia, From Smart to Empathic and Integrative Hybrid Design 197

Alan N. Shapiro, As Creators Make Money, They Will Transform What Money Is 205

7. Technology/Technologie 214

Mike Rösgen, Von den Irrungen und Wirrungen der intelligenten Dinge: Warum die Freiheit von künstlicher Intelligenz begrenzt wird 217

Anja Wiesinger, Technologies of Desire – A Queer Transdisciplinary  Design Approach 229

Michał Kłosiński, Dwelling Virtual Worlds 237

Anne Karrenbrock, Buch und E-Book 247

8. Hyper-Modernism/Hyper-Moderne 250

Alan N. Shapiro, What is Hyper-Modernism? 253

Sebastian Sowa, Der Garten im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung 265

Alexis Clancy, Metamathematical Notions to Serve a Hyper-Modern World 279

Vivianne Irene Pärli, Supernova 287

9. Creative Writing/Kreatives Schreiben 300

Moritz Kotzerke, Grenzübergreifende Schnittstellenprozesse oder  platzliche Fräsenz 303

Christian L. Berens, Skizze zu einer poetischen Feldforschungsreise 313

Benjamin Gages, Anleitung. 323

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Great job! Congratulations!

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