Archives for the month of: January, 2013

“Connecting” is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.

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A Roger Arquer design.

A Roger Arquer design

Dans la société actuelle 1+1 ne fait pas toujours 2, mais peut aussi rester 1+1. Ceci est un aspect très intéressant, car l’absence de synthèse peut permettre d’utiliser différemment l’espace ouvert entre thèse et antithèse. On interrompt un cycle fonctionnel, en laissant les choses comme elles sont, mais en abattant le sens, pour en trouver un autre. Andrea Branzi

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The world is full of order that doesn’t necessarily deserve our respect. Sometimes there is meaning, justice, and logic present in the way things are, but sometimes there just isn’t. And I think the moment that we realize this is the moment we become creative people. Because it prompts us to mess things up and do something better with the basic pieces of experience. Kelli Anderson

Biscotti, by Matteo Maggiolo

Biscotti, by Matteo Maggiolo

I didn’t like cookies so much when I first came to Italy. This country and its substances have a way to change my appetite in radical ways.

Every  night we get together with Matteo there will be a tantrum of my part asking for biscotti.

This is one of the most beautiful gifts I ever received; a beautiful planet and the best illustrator I know gave it to me last night.

I was very excited with my new object so I took it all around the city to do some errands, I think people really got the fact that I like cookies.

I ended up forgetting the picture on the last bus I took when I came back home. Not a surprise. Patiently, I had to ride the same bus again and again, till I got it back.

Biscotti is a traveller and she’s part of my suitcase crew from now on.

Marshall Mcluhan lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia. This is part 1.

Cover of the book for Kids Cicci Cocco, Bruno Munari and Enzo Arnone

Cover of the book for kids Cicci Cocco, Bruno Munari and Enzo Arnone

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. Edward de Bono

Bringing back a 2009 project. The first time I got inspired by Brock Davis was through the Broccoli house, and it’s impossible not to be inspired by him. I post this because I think everybody has more than one spark of creativity everyday.

Documentation is fantastic, it encourages personal projects of transformation.

Begin anywhere.

Here are some of my favorite pics

1:05:09 - Honey Bear, Sweet Honey Bear

1:05:09 – Honey Bear, Sweet Honey Bear

2:6:09 Check this out

2:6:09 Check this out

2:20:09 decowpitation

2:20:09 decowpitation

2:28:09 the simpsons

2:28:09 the simpsons

5:11:09 flea camp

5:11:09 flea camp

6:4:09 postr for ds

6:4:09 postr for ds

8:23:09 cube

8:23:09 cube

11:10:09 ice cubes

11:10:09 ice cubes

It is the world that made you small.  Thanks to Lara Mickoki por tripear conmigo.

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Tajumulco volcano, San Marcos.

Guatemalans playing with snow for the first time.

No snow man, snow pyramid! Go Guate : )

 

 

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So many projects stayed in my mind from the architecture of the world Triennale exhibit. I saw these original drawings and an introduction to Ettore Sottssas utopian concept of the contemporary city, Planet as a festival. It was an instant attraction, beautiful composition, crazy drawings, colors and Sottsass.

For me, it was a different and interesting approach of the Non-stop city. Here are some interesting parts of this wonderful intro:

Production problems no longer exist. A few movements alone are sufficient, and the machines make everything by themselves in eternally repeating cycles.

‘Consumer goods’ automatically pile up in distributing points spread over the planet with a super abundance of basic goods and foodstuffs scattered at random.

The explosive decentralization of consumer good has pulverized our cities, has eliminated them from the face of the earth. They have been consumed by the jungle, by the silk cotton trees, by the desert. There are no longer men going to work because men are not needed in factories, and neither are there any temples of productivity and income any longer, since there is no directive to work. I mean no kind of directive, since one works only when one feels like it, since there is the super-possibility of communication.

In this way we have all become artisans-artists, furnished with super-instruments for doing what we feel like by ourselves. We are also nomad artists, we are free from the factory, the bureau, the supermarket, the ban, to find out everything and allows us to let everyone know everything about us without any static centralized power, We are our own representatives.

We are at appoint in which there are no more powers, but wandering fluxes of will and public passions, which are generated in some way, like the molecular movements and settlements of gases and liquids, like the sky settling with clouds coming and going

I thought there was nothing let for me to design or architecture to draw, solitary, not group artist that I am, child of an era worried about the future (…). Maybe one day others will design temporary or permanent buildings to scatter like popcorn over the planet along the ancient migratory routes… conserving memories provoking smiles, boredom, and eroticism…

I design these projects as if they have designed by someone else, someone far removed from the trajectory of thought concerned with the city, since I considered that thought concerned with the city has, up to now, only projected, up to now, wherever it comes from and wherever it goes to, the insane, the sick, dangerous and aggressive idea that men must live only to work and must work to produce and the consume. (…)

I know from Nanda, when she came to understand with compassion that freedom can only com from the possible knowledge that each of us is living and that very slowly dying too.

More about this project here http://socks-studio.com/2011/09/08/ettore-sottsass-jr-the-planet-as-a-festival/

DSC03395what winter and a little bit of crisis does to my notebook.