Carla Diana

Seeing Through the Lens of 4D Design

15.04.2021 / 7pm

While we can confidently say that the future is here in terms of technological advances, we are a long way from truly understanding its impact. To do so, we need to tinker, explore and prototype the data-infused experiences that make the physical world around us unfold over the fourth dimension–time. In this talk, robot designer, technology author and art educator Carla Diana discusses the impact of 4D Design, from interactive objects and clothing to mixed reality and robotics, looking at the critical work that today’s design students will do to shape the world of tomorrow. She takes us on a tour of her MFA program at Cranbrook Academy of Art as well as offer a sneak peek into her new book My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human. For more info see