Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Viennese philosopher intent on language, its meaning, and its interactions with the physical environmentâ€“Â or more precisely, the public space of use. His writings have influenced education, mathematics, art, and others for their critical approach to … Read more ›
On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with some fellow UM alums during an information session for the Ross Business School. I didn’t graduate with an MBA; I did my MFA in the School of Art … Read more ›
OpenIDEO recently launched with a few beta projects aimed to promote social entrepreneurship â€“ first for helping kids make healthy food choices and then for affordable teaching and learning services (in India).Â The OpenIDEO web platform is a good use … Read more ›
A Simple Model of Attachment
The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments.
Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social … Read more ›
Service designers identify and order goals in service systems.Â Service systems are a unit of analysis for an exchange of skills and capabilities which leads to the production of value in use (Vargo et al., 2008).Â Service systems are developed … Read more ›
Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management andÂ socio-ecological systems.Â Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the … Read more ›
After writing yesterday’s post on psychology and climate change, I stumbled upon this article from the journal Ecological Economics entitled, “The art of the cognitive war to save the planet”.
The article details the proposition that our adaptive capacity–to respond to … Read more ›
This find (thanks Dharmang) describes a history and accounting of the Transactional Arts–which is art, where a transaction is explicitly part of the work.
Daniela Plewe’s discussion brings me back to some thoughts and notes I made about Marcel Duchamp’s Coefficient … Read more ›
The first day was organized to enumerate problems and the criteria by which to evaluate responses to those problems. The second day focused on our responses as ‘designers’ and the methods that we could use to find tactical responses … Read more ›
We started by looking at the neologism ‘watercasting’, coined for the purposing of re-imagining what it is that we would be doing in the class.Â Casting for the purpose of making a mold, a cast that one would find in … Read more ›
A comparison of interaction records in two group of hens. This figure illustrates the comparison feature of the music notation program showing the interaction records in two groups of hens interleaved in two-hour blocks.
Ivan Chase demonstrates a compelling use of … Read more ›
Jay Silver is a researcher in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. I first met Jay when I arrived in Bangalore about ten months ago. While he was there, he made all kinds of cool … Read more ›