University Research Chair, Professor of English and Founding Director of the Critical Media Lab at the University of Waterloo
The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics was honored to host Professor Marcel O’Gorman for a three-week visit to Arizona State University in February and March of 2022. Over the course of his visit, O’Gorman is hosted a series of professional workshops titled “Atelier Technique Populaire'' for staff, faculty and students, along with a public talk titled “Responsible Innovation and Critical Design” on teachings and practices of critical design techniques. Through these events, he empowered people to consider how technology impacts humans, examine our role in that impact, and ask who is counted as human in the process.
Throughout this project, participants brought ideas to the table on how to pay homage to the famous posters from the May '68 atelier populaire from France, and together we co-created designs to print. Using the hands on process of screen-printing, the team created posters and t-shirts with new slogans to bring attention to technology topics. Check out photos from the printing process below.