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Scott Summit, founder and CTO of Bespoke Innovations, explores the complex relationships between people and products in the very intimate realm of the prosthetic limb. He combines new technologies with traditional materials and patterns to create replacement body parts that inspire, enhance, and excite the wearer, turning the notion of disability into a showcase for beauty and design. Such products demonstrate how design thinking, the arts, and human need can be combined to dramatically improve the quality of living for a wide range of people. Summit has taught design and design methodology at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Singularity University.
As a designer Summit has created numerous well-known products for Apple, Palm, and Silicon Graphics, and a broad range of start-up technology, sports, fashion, and medical companies. As a guest technology specialist on the Discovery Channel's program Prototype This!, he created a 3D "printed," body-scan-based, conceptual suit of armor for the "Firefighter of the Future," which was proven out on air.
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.