Victoria at the Club: The current industrial revolution

Victoria at the Club with Associate Professor Dr Leon Gurevitch

Depending on who you read, many academics and commentators have argued that we are in the midst of a third, fourth or fifth industrial revolution. The claims made are that our new industrial revolution is seeing exponential change in our industrial, economic and social fabric that is reminiscent of previous revolutions. But how much are these claims put forward as a useful narrative that helps sell books, and how much are we really witnessing revolutionary change? Taking the rapid development in technology and design processes, methods and outputs over the last two decades, and looking ahead to the next twenty years, this talk considers where we are in our current industrial surroundings, what its implications are for New Zealand and its potential near to medium term impacts on geopolitics.

Dr Leon Gurevitch is Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design where he teaches photography and computational culture. Leon is a member of the UCLA Cultural Analytics Group and has many published works.


Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: $12 for members / $15 for non-members for presentation and arrival drink, $50 for presentation, arrival drink and dinner
Dress: Business Casual


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