The US and China agreement on climate change signs a huge step toward reducing and controlling carbon emissions, or does it? Are the 2030 goals far too easy or far too ambitious? How will the agreement affect businesses and jobs in America? Plus, what are local and state governments doing to identify and prepare for the impacts of climate change? Neil and Jeff discuss these topics along with the economics of embracing climate change and more.
This episode is a week late where Neil and Jeff cover topics within the creative industries from movies to architecture to technology and Lena Dunham. They talk about the sneak peek of the George Lucas Museum in Chicago, the about to drop album by TV on the Radio, Big Hero 6, Intersteller and Lena Dunham. It was suppose to come out last week, but got bumped because of the mid-term elections, climate changes and special guests. It's still a really awesome show!
This episode Neil and Jeff talk about how Republicans may only disagree with climate change because of the solutions posed for it. Is it possible that our biases are driven by how problems are proposed to be fixed? New study says…well, kinda yeah. With the changed congress, can the federal government do anything to help the climate challenge. Plus, should the conversation about global warming only be around stopping it, or is it time to consider how we can embrace it?
This episode, we talk about the midterm elections, the impact of social media in campaigns, Neil's article for Huffington Post and how design can make money in politics a good thing.
This episode, we explore designing fear in the spirit the Halloween season. Zombies, serial killers, haunted houses and horror movies, they are all designed to scare us. But why do we love to be scared? Neil takes a field trip to one of the scariest haunted house in northern New Jersey while Jeff screens The House October Built. Plus follow-up on faken bacon and Frank Gehry's big "eff" you to the architecture world.
This episode, we explore the new face of suburbs and look at how Ferguson, MO is an example of the suburban condition. We talk about the need for middle ground in the national discussion of poverty, race, environmentalism, politics and equality. How can we replace the loud voices of the fringe with less-spectacular moderate talk? Plus, we discuss the economics of climate change, Naomi Klien's new book This Changes Everything, the Commanding Heights and capitalism. And you learn about perils of eating taken bacon.
Are the places we choose to live the single-most-important factor that determines our class level in society? According to a report calledDivided City by the Martin Prosperity Institute, the answer might be YES. The new study shows that urban development no longer follow old patterns of growth and reveals an emerging landscape beyond the city v/s suburb dynamic. This episode, OCD:Designcast talks with Patrick Adler, co-authors of the report.
This episode of OCD:Designcast, a conversation with Chris Joyell, executive director of the Asheville Design Center in Asheville, North Carolina. ADC is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone deserves good design. Through recruiting volunteers, the org works with communities to develop design solutions that enhance the quality of life of young and old. Joyell background includes green job training, non-profits and is an attorney.
This episode, OCD:Designcast covers things of this world and others. What will the future mining towns of Mars and the Moon look like? Do mining towns of Earth point toward trends of design and long-term effects? How do we preemptively consider how to preserve intergalactic landscapes and celestial body? Plus, we need better design to save the world from Ebola – and if you design a better Hazmat suit, you could win $1million. Also, why is the young-wing of the GOP denying climate change? All this and much, much more!
This episode, OCD:Designcast goes into outer space talking about the new trend toward space travel and extraterrestrial mining for resources. Neil and Jeff discuss Moon Express, Space X, NASA, Boeing and the quest to live beyond Earth. Also, this show, the co-hosts conversate about the newMartin Prosperity Institute's report entitled the Divided City that aims to redefine how we see suburbs, inner cities, class andthe infrastructure of culture.