Resources and Externalities in digital design (hosted by Gauthier Roussilhe)

This session took place April 14 2021.

Session Recording

Session Description

This discussion intends to explore how digital design practices embody specific economic ideas, possibly inadequate for ecological transition policies. A first track proposes to analyse how the concept of resources, presumably inherited by classic and neoclassic economics, is understood in digital design. The second track explores how the dismissal of externalities in economics can also apply to digital design tools and methods. Then, the online discussion will open up on the possible futures of digital design with other business models (doughnut economics, degrowth, …)