I just realized...
Non-digital objects with digital extensions. That’s it. Analog objects that comment on issues relevant to Digital Media and Interaction Design. Specifically, the issues that interest me and that I wrote down on my sketchbook (next post). Capturing the digital through craft-based traditions. The secret electronic life of objects. Ok, I know, bad pun. Sorry. Going through my notes I...
(…) there are lots of ways of designing that allow for interpretation and...– Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, excerpt of an interview published on the book “Digital by Design”, p. 265
Something that becomes beautiful through use. Maybe something that is not beautiful to begin with, but becomes so by being used… This idea is really vague, but it interests me. Something that I find really interesting is how wear patterns on shoes adapt to the way each person walks. The thing with this idea is that I, as a designer, cannot hope to control such a process. It’s...
(…) designs for the 21st century: embryonic, complex, challenging, fresh....– Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, excerpt of an interview published on the book “Digital by Design”, p. 264
Some nice input
I decided to ask the nice folks at Serious Eats if they had any tools in the kitchen that got better with time. I got some very interesting and inspiring answers: http://www.seriouseats.com/talk/2011/07/tools-that-get-better-with-time.html
Some nights ago I dreamed I was setting up my thesis’ outcome for the final presentation. It was an environment - a room, like any room in an apartment or house - and the objects I made for the thesis were part of this room. Ok, so last week I was researching these new textiles/technologies thing and sure it’s an amazing and exciting field, but… I’m not a scientist. So to...
(via Suzanne Lee: Grow your own clothes | Video on TED.com)
PIG 05049 : Christien Meindertsma →
Meat the future
EDIT: this idea has already been trashed. I’m keeping the post for historic purposes. Meat can already be grown in labs. Soon, people will be able to grow their own meat and other products at home. What, then, will substitute all the other materials we get from cattle and the likes? Wearable things that have a lifespan - but that will not the thrown in the garbage once they’re gone....
DIY Pen (by FRASER ROSS)
In Praise of Battered Baking Sheets | Apartment... →
RCA DESIGN INTERACTIONS SHOW 2011 - Just Do It... →
Photos: Christopher Jonassen's Celestial Frying... →
Let's give it a name
Like I wrote yesterday… maybe giving it a name will help me grasp what I’m all about here. First of all, some time ago I wrote an outline of the structure for my thesis. Nothing really interesting or new, but a guideline for the headlines or titles I want to think about: 1. The BIG QUESTION (research question) * opens up into sub-questions 2. Sub-questions * find related...
A list and a question
Last time I met my advisor we talked for a long time about many, many aspects of the subjects I’ve been researching. A nice talk, but I really feel that I have a lot of material, but no specific direction. Kinda like having a whole dictionary in front of you and being incapable of choosing one word. He suggested that, to get things going, I come up with some titles or headlines for the...