DLD (Digital, Life, Design) is Europe’s conference for the 21st century, covering digital innovation, science and culture and bringing together thought leaders from Europe, the Middle-East, America and Asia. The three-day event is chaired by publisher Hubert Burda and investor Joseph Vardi and hosted by Stephanie Czerny and Marcel Reichart.
The conference will commence this weekend at the HVB Forum in Munich, Germany.
Kevin Slavin will be moderating a panel titled Digital gets Physical where we will discuss the ambiguous boundaries between material and digital media and mediated experiences. It’s a pretty sweet audience for this topic, and I’m excited to hear what the other panelists have to say, and I’m looking forward to the conversation. I’ll be with Kati London, who I know from some Institute for the Future workshops, as well as the terrific stuff she does with Kevin at area/code. Also there will be Neri Oxman who works in the area of architecture, computation and design (sweeeet hybrids there), and Ohad Eder-Pressman.
The list of speakers includes (among many other incredible figures) Adam Bly,Chuck Hoberman, David de Rothschild (whoa..), Elizabeth Diller, Greg Lynn, John Brockman, John Maeda (anyway..), Lisa Randall, Martha Stewart (hoping to get some color ideas for the livingroom), Naomi Campbell (who had a screaming fit in her hotel room and refused to show up..our panel went 30 minutes short for her and she never arrived, so there’s that..why she was invited to begin with baffles me), Paola Antonelli, Paulo Coelho and Richard Dawkins (let’s talk about this so-called selfish gene, please..) and other of the usual Euro-touring gang — Linda Stone, Esther Dyson (spied interneting crouched on the floor of the hotel lobby..I’m sure photos of the hotel pool will be forthcoming..)