Fostering Plural Ontologies & Artificials in the Age of the Great Devourer

Ahmed Ansari

This talk will cover the politics and ethics for designers working towards a post-capital world. Starting withnew ways of thinking through the creation of more sustainable worlds, attendees will learn about the concept of the artificial as the horizon of probable and possible futures, two logics at work in the ontogenesis of the present artificial, and the concept of ontological multiplicity and plurality—in other words, the different ways of being—.as the basis for anti-capitalist politics and ethics in design.


Ahmed Ansari is currently a PhD candidate in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His work intersects between design, the philosophy of technology, political economy, and cultural theory.