Having leisure time is now a marker for poverty, not riches

mostlysignssomeportents: In Post-Industrious Society: Why Work Time will not Disappear for our Grandchildren, researchers from Oxford’s Centre for Time Use Research argue that there has been a radical shift in the relationship between leisure, work and income. Where once leisure time was a mark of affluence, now it is a marker for poverty. The richer […]

The New Coffee Bars – Unplug, Drink Up – NYTimes.com

The New Coffee Bars – Unplug, Drink Up – NYTimes.com

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » And the time it takes to make them is the time taken to mean it.

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » And the time it takes to make them is the time taken to mean it.

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » And the time it takes to make them is the time taken to mean it.

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » And the time it takes to make them is the time taken to mean it.

Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.” This maxim offers us the key to unlocking the real force of the mother tongue: if different languages […]

Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.” This maxim offers us the key to unlocking the real force of the mother tongue: if different languages […]

The Insignificance of a Logo (Even When Significant): Change Observer: Design Observer

The Insignificance of a Logo (Even When Significant): Change Observer: Design Observer

“You cannot not communicate. Every behaviour is a kind of communication. Because behaviour does not have a counterpart (there is no anti-behaviour), it is not possible not to communicate.”—Paul Watzlawick’s First Axiom of Communication This is the first rule of UX. Everything a designer does affects the user experience. From the purposeful addition of a […]

How To Lose Friends: Botox – The Awl Photo mashup, montage for cover of Radar magazine. Used for rhetorical weight. Nicole Kidman + Barbie (and maybe a torso of a curvy woman) = commentary on beauty, botox, and bosoms.

Paola Antonelli Keynote for Talk To Me exhibition

Paola Antonelli-Keynote: Talk to Me on Vimeo (via Vimeo) Previously, MOMA acquires the “@” symbol (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)