To Read: Future of Design Education website

Donald Norman called for contributors on the PhD in design website at the end of 2020 who would participate in a very large (re)evaluation of design pedagogy world wide. Thanks in no small part to Norman’s influence as an attractor, two hundred people offered their service. Norman et al have now launched a website and […]

The real problem with algorithms is that they often involve us but they are completely alien to us (in the Bogostian sense). They are operationally closed. Operational Closure means that things may work in ways that are not at all obvious to us, neither at first nor after we poke into them because any kind […]

Dr. Manhattan learns what it is to be sandstone. Made with Paper

youmightfindyourself: Michael Fassbender as David, a character in the film “Prometheus” An advanced android designed to be indistinguishable from humans, that begins to develop “its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy”. He is the ship’s butler and maintenance man. Writer Damon Lindelof stated that the character provides a non-human perspective on the film’s events, saying […]

youmightfindyourself: Michael Fassbender as David, a character in the film “Prometheus” An advanced android designed to be indistinguishable from humans, that begins to develop “its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy”. He is the ship’s butler and maintenance man. Writer Damon Lindelof stated that the character provides a non-human perspective on the film’s events, saying […]

A response to Jussi Parikka: or why materialism ‘encounter’ has lost its efficacy

A response to Jussi Parikka: or why materialism ‘encounter’ has lost its efficacy dropouthangoutspaceout: So what does OOO offer for my field (the computational arts) which I find helpful and genuinely new? Well it returns to that question which has been removed from the arts which deals with the autonomy of the artwork itself. This […]