DEAF 2014 theme: THE PROGRESS TRAP
The DEAF 2014 theme is: 'The Progress Trap'.
Our current notion of progress as technological innovation has lured us into “The Progress Trap”. However seductive quick gains from short term technological solutions are, this addictive cycle of temporary victories comes at the expense of more profound change. Progress has become a means to an end in itself and has been decoupled from the cultural and social advances that it was supposed to help achieve.
DEAF2014 proposes to view the innovations of our globalized world through a critical lens and aims to contrast the shallow gloss of our current techno-centric notion of progress with the aspiration of truly advancing on a human scale.