“The softwarization of stuff” – Technoculture(s)
“Technoculture(s) | Ramon Sangüesa’s views and experiences in promoting social digital innovation. At the crossroads of people and technology. Sharing the thrill of seeing it happen!”
May 21, 2010
network culture chart | varnelis.net
Kazys Varnelis has been working to craft a chart, a visualization, of the dominant cultural logic of our contemporary period. In this he is following in the steps of (and expanding the work of) Jameson and of Lyotard. The chart is as “handy” as it is important. It helps us to recognize and synthesize our world around us with productive and intelligible metaphors. I recommend you keep a copy in your wallet. This is important for designers because it is necessary to understand the contours of the culture we design within, and for which we design. It is equally important for designers of the network age to understand how systems designed for prior cultural logics might break or fold as they rub against the contemporary logics.
May 20, 2010
GOOD.is | Produce Locally (Interactive Viewer)
what is the carbon footprint of your salad?
May 19, 2010
George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom Playboy Magazine, July 1961.
For fans of Mid-Century modern design, this classic image above from Playboy, July 1961 is like the Holy Grail. Design masters & fellow peers in their prime, beautifully captured in a time that was aesthetically crisp, uncluttered and innovative.
The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design
from Swiss Miss via theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com
May 19, 2010
An interview with Jason Rohrer : The Setup
The Setup is a set of interviews with notable people on the subject of their personal technology setup for getting work done. Jason Rohrer is the maker of beautiful videogames as art.
May 17, 2010
303 MAGAZINE | April 2010 | The Sex Issue | Issue #64
University of Denver graduate student in eMAD, Allie Pohl, is featured, and collaborated on a web-only section. DMS staff person Elizabeth Harris also gets a pretty spiffy picture.
May 15, 2010
Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek (via AdobePhotoshopFB)
WOW Adobe. Okay. I didn’t really notice their awesomeness before, even though I use their products all the time. But in the future, if I actually go through with this computer science thing, I’m working for Adobe. That is, if I don’t work for Pixar, or Google, or maybe some awesome company that doesn’t exist yet.
Anyways, the point is: Photoshop CS5 is coming out in 5 days, and this Content Aware feature is AMAZING. Pretty soon you won’t even have to know how to use any of the tools on Photoshop anymore. Just click and it will create stuff for you. Haha. But seriously, this feature is so smart it’s ridiculous. Check it out.
May 14, 2010
The brilliance of refracted light and those who chase it.
May 13, 2010