Unlike a rusting highway bridge, digital infrastructure does not betray the effects of age. And, unlike roads and bridges, large portions of the software infrastructure of the Internet are built and maintained by volunteers, who get little reward when their code works well but are blamed, and sometimes savagely derided, when it fails.
Saw one of these yesterday in a clients art collection. Amazing.
Dymaxion Air Ocean World Map, 1980
Dimensions: 50 X 72 Inches, Materials: 100 Percent Rag Paper, Signed Edition Of 85
The Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map Designed And Patented By Buckminster Fuller Is The First In The History Of Cartography To Show The Whole Surface Of The Earth With No Visible Distortion Of The Relative Size And Shape Of The Land And Sea Areas And No Breaks In The Continental Contours. The Map Offered Here Measures 50 X 72 Inches And Is Brilliantly Silk Screened In 29 Colors (Showing Mean Low Temperature Zones) On Arches 100 Percent Rag Paper. In A Limited Edition Of 85 Prints, Each Is Hand Signed And Numbered.
Fuller Describes The Dymaxion Map As A Tool Which Provides The Least Distorted Means Of Studying At One Glance The Total Synergetic Significance Of Air-Ocean Economics And The Alternate Strategies For Integrating All Phases And States Of Energy- Behavior-Resources Toward Operative Advantage Of All World People.
Sorry I missed this
Join us for the one or all of the Design and Violence Debates!
Design and Violence is an ongoing online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society by pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work. For this debate series, spanning four evenings, the curators have chosen four provocative motions supported by case studies that will be argued for faults and merits.
Moderated by Design and Violence co-curator Paola Antonelli, the second debate centers upon The Liberator, the world’s first 3D printed gun. The gun’s designer, Cody Wilson, and author and journalist Rob Walker (New York Times, Design Observer, Slate) will deliver debate motions, after which will follow a discussion focused on open-source design, the limits of gun laws and rights, and our assumptions about the ethics of design.
My presentation on Cultural Affordances for IxDA NY
Consumers have limited insight into their real preferences. This is especially true with respect to products that are radically different. What market researchers often underestimate is the degree to which consumers have difficulty imagining or anticipating a new and very different reality.
Twitter / pourmecoffee: ”Djibouti migrants try to capture cheap cell signals from Somalia to call relatives” (Photo: John Stanmeyer/@NatGeo)
Wow. That’s some picture.
There is such a story in this photo about intersection of technology and culture and how products play a social role in our lives.
The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else.
- Mark Hurst
Reiterating the thesis of my DRC talk: “Products play a social role in our lives, whether or not we are using them.”
– Clement Mok