Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Idea Factory
New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Art+Design
Brooks Atwood is the founder of POD® DESIGN & MEDIA LLC, an award-winning New York- based design studio working in the fields of architecture, industrial design and environments specializing in advanced technologies and material transcendence, since 2003. Atwood has lectured at Parsons The New School for Design, NJIT and exhibited work during ICFF and WantedDesign in New York City. He has collaborated on several award-winning art and sculpture around the world, including Korea, Germany, England and New York City. Brooks’ collaboration with Michael Joo is part of the permanent collection at the Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea.
Poster Presentation Title:
Think Pieces (or WWLGD?)
Think Pieces will explore the relationship between big ideas in education and how the process of design can be taught by one single, simple, intellectual question: What Would Lady Gaga Do? (WWLGD?) Think Pieces will show how thinking big can both inspire and transform design education. The process of design has many faces, but when you approach a project by asking that one thought provoking question, “What Would Lady Gaga Do?” you get results that tap into your imagination, push boundaries, challenge existing norms and inspire unadulterated creativity with a real life direct connection to entrepreneurial business. Ideas can change everything. Learning, Thinking + Education = new ways to impact the business of design (i.e. the future).