#btconf Berlin, Germany 02 - 04 Nov 2015

Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes is a designer and artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using an eclectic mix of digital and analog materials, for himself and for clients around the globe. Not concerned with current trends or fashions, Brendan's work is instead born from universal themes such as beauty, simplicity and curiosity.

Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester School of Art.

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Designer? Developer? Maker? Who cares? More and more it’s getting harder to describe someone who makes things in the 21st Century. To Brendan Dawes a modern day designer can be equally comfortable creating a CRON job on the server as easily as creating a baseline grid. In this session Brendan Dawes takes you through his approach to making things; things made for himself as well as things made for clients, often sharing the same question – “how the hell am I going to make that?” From hardware to software and everything in-between Brendan shows how curiosity and a thirst to learn new things drives him on to become a better maker of things.