George Aye and Jon Santrom speak to a sold-out crowd at TEDxDePaulU.
George Aye and Jon Santrom speak to a sold-out crowd at TEDxDePaulU.
April 12

Faculty Present “Ideas Worth Spreading” at TEDx

On April 6 the RedEye highlighted DePaul University’s TEDx conference TEDxDePaulU at the MCA, featuring lectures by SAIC faculty members George Aye (AIADO) and Jon Satrom (FVNMA). The sold out event titled Creators & Curators united “a handful of the best visionaries to share stories on how to initiate change, promote innovation, build businesses, and put ideas into action.” Writer Erin Vogel spotlights Satrom’s presentation of “glitch art,” created through the manipulation of computer systems to “paint a larger picture” of everyday data and information consumption. “I don't know exactly ‘the big idea worth spreading,' but I do know everybody can relate to a glitch," says Satrom. “There is a moment there, when a glitch happens, that's super exciting, and artists are using that moment. I hope I can convey that moment." Aye, Co-founder of Greater Good Studio, discussed the growing influence of user-centered design practices. Along with his wife, fellow faculty member Sara Cantor Aye (AIADO), Aye received TED’s $10,000 City 2.0 grant to support Designing Chicago: New Tools for Public Transit.