April 5th, 2010 | notebook
* Feeding Fingers: "Fireflies Make Us Sick" Dir. Steven Lapcevic
* (source unknown)
April 3rd, 2010 | notebook
Bruce Sterling: Nonprofit idea that is worth spreading: Design Fiction. Becoming chic in the design world. Has a lot to do with lower coordination costs. Has dropped people across disciplines into each other’s laps. Design Fiction = Has dropped people across disciplines into each other’s laps. Most products of human genius are never real objects, anyway. Designers and fiction writers are up to date with storyboards, user observation studies, scientific experiments, brainstorming. Everybody who’s involved has a different idea about what design fiction is. Recommendations who to follow. FIrst, @bruces. Then Branco Lukic. Dunn and Ravey, critical design, Royal College of Art. BERG, an experience design company in London, have an onboard sci fi writer, Warren Ellis. Julian Bleecker, guru of Near Future Laboratory.Make diegetic prototypes,actual objects, commonly electronic, to make political point. Jake Dunagan, Institute of the Future. Into immersive futurist experiences: future shock therapy.Design fiction has to be scripted, thought up. Not standard futurism. Social intervention or activism.
March 30th, 2010 | notebook
* I love the idea that Owen Hatherley’s writing a new book called A GUIDE TO THE NEW RUINS OF GREAT BRITAIN
* local people trying to build a realtime "social GPS" map of Southend — more internet-to-hyperlocal
* http://www.iamamiwhoami.com/ continues to fascinate – there’s something here worth mining out
* The directorial brand. Who could do this/get away with this today?
And, yes, I DID already know who Delia Derbyshire was. Sometimes when I post things on here, people have a habit of thinking it’s the first time I’ve heard of whatever I’ve posted. Whereas, sometimes, I’ve been reminded of something, or need to gather material for consideration, and want to collect it all in one place.
Fairly sure I’m going to be writing something involving Derbyshire and her work in the near future.