companies and organizations want marginalized creators to contribute to their events, but with little to no compensation for the work. The most egregious offender of this GDC, which is for-profit yet has the most extensive process for extracting labor for talks given for one of their passes, which gets most of its value from the […]

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 […]

A few minutes after I gave this address, an audience member approached me privately and asked whether I was a Marxist. Surprised, I asked him why he thought I might be. He said it was because I had “reduced” the lofty subject of art to a mere question of labour. (Paraphrasing mine.) To him I’d […]

theatlantic: A Jobs Plan for the Post-Cubicle Economy About 150 years ago, American workers began a profound shift from farms to factories. After suffering through poor work conditions, low pay, and no workplace protections, the workers organized and successfully helped build the framework of laws that became known as FDR’s New Deal. This landmark legislation […]

theatlantic: A Jobs Plan for the Post-Cubicle Economy About 150 years ago, American workers began a profound shift from farms to factories. After suffering through poor work conditions, low pay, and no workplace protections, the workers organized and successfully helped build the framework of laws that became known as FDR’s New Deal. This landmark legislation […]

austinkleon: Lafayette Afro-Rock Band, “Darkest Light,” off Malick (1975) Horns sampled for Public Enemy’s “Show ‘Em Whatcha Got,” the song that made Questlove quit his job: I quit my job the day [It Takes A Nation Of Millions] came out. I was cutting onions and potatoes as a short-order cook for this 50s-style restaurant chain. […]

Ira Glass on Being Wrong and Manufacturing Inspiration – Lone Gunman

Ira Glass on Being Wrong and Manufacturing Inspiration – Lone Gunman

The very definition of Gestalt One Pin Notice – today and tomorrow

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

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