Strange Toys – remotedevice.net

Strange Toys – remotedevice.net Jeff Watson has written a poetic critical meditation on our current moment in time and the work of those of us who make toys and other entertainments. Worth your time.

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 […]

nevver: Tony Hawk

productdesigncollection: My Space by Liya Mairson

“For decades the military has been using video-game technology,” says Nina Huntemann, associate professor of communication and journalism at Suffolk University in Boston and a computer games specialist. “Every branch of the US armed forces and many, many police departments are using retooled video games to train their personnel.” Like much of early computing, nascent […]

Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace

Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace essayist: …Of course, in men’s sports no one ever talks about beauty or grace or the body. Men may profess their “love” of sports, but that love must always be cast and enacted in the symbology of war: elimination vs. advance, hierarchy of rank and standing, obsessive […]

These MultiBlocks remind me of the colored math blocks we had in school in Switzerland when I was a whopping 7 years old. I vividly remember enjoying playing with them. Little did I know that they were tricking me into learning math! Ha! These MultiBlocks will find their way to casa swissmiss this holiday season. […]

I had a pretty cool gaming moment recently. I found my high school daughter, always in the habit of dragging herself out of bed 15 minutes before her first class at 8:10, eating cereal at 6:30 one morning. Allegra, is there something wrong? I asked. “No, Daddy,” she said. “I set my alarm so my […]

Coralie Bickford-Smith – Design Articles and Features on design:related

Coralie Bickford-Smith – Design Articles and Features on design:related