1. Stuart Candy and Kelly Karnet, “An Introduction to Ethnographic Experiential Futures” in Design and Futures, (Taipei: Tamkang U Press, 2019).In addition to reading Stuart Candy and Kelly Karnet’s article, I listened to a podcast episode on speculative […]
How does the concept of non-human design help us better understand what it means to be human?
1.Betti Marenko & Phillip van Allen, Animistic design: how to reimagine digital interaction between the human and the humanWhich novel questions/solutions get prioritized? How do you find the most informed, appropriate unknown?There is an excellent podcast […]
Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker EthicThis was such an interesting talk/article. Programming is truly making something discrete out of the infinite unknowable universe. Authors of programs, usually unintentionally, insert their own ideas about the […]
What kinds of conversations should we have with robots?Sherry Turkle’s book “Reclaiming Conversations” looks into how machines are replacing human roles and functions and the consequences of this. Turkle explains how we as humans forget […]
This is not “the new cat.” This is something that is and will be programmed by private companies. If it’s the new cat, it’s a cat with Henry Ford’s ideology who is sending an interior map of your home to Jeffrey Bezos.
As I wrap up my second year in the MGD program, I can’t help but do that cliche thing and think about how far I’ve come as a designer, as a person, what I would […]
I’m doing a lot of reflecting. Last year, around this time, I was preparing to graduate. I remember wishing that time would slow down a bit – if any moment were to move in slow […]
I’m thinking about humanity embedded in Machine Learning
I’m thinking about missed connections.
Working with LAS was a complex and ultimately very rewarding project.
I am thinking about this semester…and stressing about next.
And I know that the client will never really notice this — they won’t notice the anticipation and subtleties of movement. But hopefully they’ll feel it, they’ll understand on some level that the transitions are graceful.
I am finishing the Spring 2022 semester along with my classmates who have gone through the same classes and projects. And yet we all have had different experiences and takeaways. What I may have found […]
“Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction” – Pablo Picasso
Speaking anecdotally, not having straightforward paths is both a relief and fertile source of anxiety. I think Robert Frost wrote something about that, I can’t really remember…in any case, the point I want to make […]
I’m thinking about sleep…or not sleeping
I’m thinking about hustle culture in academia.
I’m thinking about why I’m in grad school
There is a desire to believe that this non-human person in our homes is really a kind of person, and is one who wouldn’t sit by and let bad things happen to us.