I'd like to have an argument. No you wouldn't. Yes I would. No you wouldn't. Yes I would.
The Autodesk Education Cage Match has launched! This six-week online debate takes the excitement of the live Cage Match events we held at AU and TED, and brings them to a global ring, where students (and non-students alike) can debate design themes in a fun and interactive manner. Unlike other social media campaigns that directly link to a product or activity, we're just looking to see people engage in lively debate.
- What: Autodesk Education Cage Match
- Where: Hosted on the Autodesk Students Community on Facebook. The tab is mobile enabled.
- When: April 15 — May 25. One topic per week for six weeks.
The themes for the six weeks are:
- ART vs. SCIENCE
Is engineering an art or a science?
I am late to the party. This one has passed.
- HUMANS vs. MACHINES
Who would make better moral decisions: humans or machines?
The battle is underway right now.
- FORM vs. FUNCTION
Design is balanced between form and function, but who follows who?
- SUSTAINABLE vs. UNSUSTAINABLE
Is sustainable design critical to our future or a passing trend?
- MOBILE vs. DESKTOP
Which platform is best for creating great design?
- CLOUD vs. LOCAL
Is working from the Cloud the new standard in digital design, or a passing phase?
Themes were selected after we conducted research on topics students were talking about online. Each topic was validated by our EDU industry leads, the consumer team, and the sustainability team. So we've put thought into coming up with the topics, so now it's your turn to share your thoughts with us. Although this was originally geared towards students, anyone (even 53 year-old bloggers like myself) are encouraged to participate.
Prizes? We don't need no stinkin' prizes! This is all about intellectual conquest and bragging rights! Facebook users can vote once per day. Be sure to cast your seven votes. Visit the Facebook page now.
Argument is alive in the lab.