Ecozon@ Vol 8, No 2 (2017)

Journal of Literature, Culture and the Environment — Read on ecozona.eu/issue/view/124/showToc Bookmarking here so I can find it again later. This issue of the bilingual journal (Spanish and English) is dedicated to Ecocriticism and Computer- and Video- Games. It may be that “ecocriticism” is a particular critical lens. The idea of the greening of games […]

Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities? (via: Debates in the Digital Humanities)

Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities? (via: Debates in the Digital Humanities) this is on my “to read” list

In recent years, Amit has been calling for the retirement of the term ‘industrial design’, at least where it relates to the development of technological products. Whilst such a proposal might sound radical—sacrilegious even, to some—he points out that the evolution of technology-infused objects demands a new balance of skills from designers at the cutting […]

Generating lots of ideas works well for improvements, but it doesn’t help to spot new directions. If companies don’t change the lens through which they assess ideas, they won’t be able to identify the outsiders they should seek, know what questions to ask them, and recognize their most valuable input. As a result, they will […]

tanacetum-vulgare: “In a capitalist country fun is everything. Fun is the only justification for the acquisitive impulse, if one is to be honest. (The Romans were honest, they thought it was all girls, grapes and snow.) The Guggenheim Museum is fun, and as such it justifies itself. Abstract expressionism is not, and its justifications must […]

nevver: Christmas Tree Driedel

Waiting For “Superman” | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

Waiting For “Superman” | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

52 Weeks of UX: Chart Junk isn’t as bad as you think

52 Weeks of UX: Chart Junk isn’t as bad as you think This week’s esteemed guest author is Brian Suda, a master informatician residing in Reykjavik, Iceland whose wonderful new book is A Practical Guide to Designing with Data. Every day we are bombarded with poorly designed graphics ranging from TV news reports to magazine […]

The misinterpretation of inspiration is bred into our culture. In school we are taught by the examples of others, given information to digest and remember, instead of being handed problems to analyze and interpret on our own. As children we are taught to fear failure and to learn from the mistakes of others instead of […]

Out of the Greasy Gutter: The Détournement

Out of the Greasy Gutter: The Détournement sum1: The détournement came to prominence during the time of the Situationists and has enjoyed a recent revival through the culture jamming movement: … The détournement is a key weapon in the meme war promoted by the culture jammers of today. It’s part mimicry, part parody, part hijacking […]