Archives for category: The contemporary man

Really nice article by New Republic about the self-portrait photography project of Jen Davis.

Take a look.

Jen Davis, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City Untitled No. 39, 2010

Jen Davis, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City Untitled no. 24, 2007

Jen Davis, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City Steve and I, 2006

Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 23.13.37I’m living liquid. I quit my rent and am moving around in temporary homes. I want to experience freedom and insecurity in the place I live. These are articles about my personal motivations behind the project and its resulting structure, which is (like everything else) open to change.

"What was the happiest moment of your life?""When I discovered that I loved theater, because that set up everything else."

“What was the happiest moment of your life?”
“When I discovered that I loved theater, because that set up everything else.”

Via Humans of New York

In the United States there’s a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is succesful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.

Umberto Eco


The reason why I love BLU


“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.

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

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

Building the contemporary man’s planet meant the building of a different way of approaching the design process. Design not as a professional practice but as a way of living.

The thesis project allowed me to bring together, my journey of living and adapting to Milan, the concept of the master’s ‘New Domestic Landscapes’, the media I used to document and a cloud of connected friends. These four things are my present.

The aim was never to build the architecture or container for the living of the contemporary man, but to understand who he is, or who we are. To identify his characteristics, we decided it to see the container and content as one. We became architecture, we became the planet itself.

A house‘My definition of space has changed’ Anne-sophie Gauvin

Drawing by A.S Gauvin

Our society lives and grows only if she’s able to constantly transform.

Andrea Branzi