Peter Hirshberg is a Silicon Valley executive at the forefront of disruptive change in technology and media. His current passion is bottom-up innovation in the civic sphere where he engages with government and citizen teams in San Francisco, New York, Singapore and the United Nations, exploring how design, art and technology can serve as tools for civic participation. This work emphasizes the value of collaboration between artists and their cities as a “super catalyst” for the community-building process that creates a new form of urban experience through access and engagement.
With support from DLECTRICITY: Detroit’s Nighttime Exhibition of Art & Light and U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
This October 4, 2012 lecture is part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor communities.
All presentations take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://art-design.umich.edu/stamps