The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World--The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science (A Conversation Between Authors Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau)

Authors Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau join us at The Book Stall to talk about their new book, The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World--The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science. This program is free and open to the public. Your book purchases at these events insure we can continue to provide author and book-related programming!

About the Book: Today’s complex problems demand a radically new way of thinking—one in which art, technology, and science converge to expand our creativity and augment our insight. Creativity must be combined with the ability to execute; the innovators of the future will have to understand this balance and manage such complexities as climate change and pandemics. The place of this convergence is the Nexus. In this provocative and visually striking book, Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau offer a guide for navigating the intersections of art, technology, and science.
 
The Nexus brings together word and image to prepare us—individuals and organizations alike—for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Compelling historic examples illuminate the present, from the Renaissance, when the domains were one, to the twentieth century, with intense, collective creative outpourings from places as different as the Bauhaus and Bell Labs. Leaders must be able to grasp simplicity in complexity and complexity in simplicity—and embrace the powerful idea of complementarity, where opposing extremes coexist and our thinking expands. Innovation needs more than managing. Managers use maps; leaders develop compasses.

About the Authors: Julio Mario Ottino is an academic thought leader, author, artist, and internationally recognized researcher whose work has been featured in NatureScience, and Scientific American. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the founding Codirector of Northwestern University's Institute on Complex Systems.

Bruce Mau is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Massive Change Network (MCN), a global design consultancy based in the Chicago area. Across more than thirty years of design innovation, Bruce has worked as a designer, innovator, educator, and author on a broad spectrum of projects in collaboration with the world’s leading brands, organizations, universities, governments, entrepreneurs, and renowned artists.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World--The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science Cover Image
$44.95
ISBN: 9780262046343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: The MIT Press - May 31st, 2022

Why today’s complex problems demand a radically new way of thinking—one in which art, technology, and science converge.