WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?: mass production vs giving meaning A short video that quickly gets to the point on What is architecture? and What is construction? Architects crystalize meaning. Experiences!
EXPERIENCE BASED DESIGN: innovation + storytelling NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, to developing a training product for NHS professionals, called Experience Based Design. This video explains this innovative co-creative improvement process. Their EBD approach is about designing better healthcare services. The approach starts with helping people (patients, carers, staff) tell the...
ROI ON BIG BROTHER: transforming surveillance into art For the opening of la Gaîté lyrique, artists in residence United Visual Artists (UVA) have created RIEN A CACHER / RIEN A CRAINDRE, a series of responsive installations throughout the building. Drawing from the assumption that digital technology is moving us towards a utopia, UVA have turned La Gaîté Lyrique into an all-seeing building that...
KICKSTARTER: co-create your own chair SketchChair is a free, open-source software tool that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture
ALBERTO ALESSI & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE: borderline Well, I headed back to the borderland When the home-guard went insane No use trying to work with people Who can’t tell fire from rain The judge had tried to hitch a ride But I only took him half way Friends are friends but in the borderland You can’t be careful of what you say The sheriff sent me every warning he could But I knew...
From: WSJ.com — How to Fire Up U.S. Innovation. By... →
creativesage: Whether it’s the latest tablet computer, electric sports car or other cool new product, Americans get very excited about innovation—and more often than not these innovations are brought to market by engineers working in technology hubs like Silicon Valley. An innovation engine has many moving parts and all of them have to mesh properly for the engine to run smoothly. In Silicon...
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
BE VISUAL: the illusion of diversity Three firms control 89% of US soft drink sales. This dominance is obscured from us by the appearance of numerous choices on retailer shelves. Steve Hannaford refers to this as “pseudovariety,” or the illusion of diversity, concealing a lack of real choice. To visualize the extent of pseudovariety in this industry the authors developed a cluster...