The Legacy of Viridian Design, 5 Years Later

CC image from Tom Magliery on Flickr

CC image from Tom Magliery on Flickr


Today marks the fifth anniversary of the end of the Viridian Design movement.


Viridian was the brainchild of science fiction author Bruce Sterling. It was an avant-garde movement focused on environmentalism through art, design and technology. Viridian ran from 1998 to 2008, when Bruce Sterling officially "closed" the movement.

Now, five years later, a handful of writers and thinkers are looking back at the Viridian Design movement in a retrospective called 5 Viridian Years.

Tim Maly is a writer, and the organizer of the retrospective. He dropped by the Spark studio to talk to Nora about Viridian and its legacy.

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