infovore + consumption   6

...........//: it's okay to like games
"i'm tired of feeling like i'm writing to 17 year olds when i write about games. if we can't accept a base level of validity to the thing we're talking about without having to constantly feel shame and prove and defend its existence, then i'm not interested in participating in discussions surrounding games. it's stupid and boring to have so much of the talk be constantly channeled through that. who cares what Roger Ebert or whoever else who never played a videogame thinks or has thought. games are games and they can do good or bad things depending on how they're used. they're only just one tool." Yes, all of this post, and this in particular. I like games; I also like books and films and art an all manner of things. Culture is culture, and I engage with it all in a pretty similar way. A nice piece of writing expressing that, though, and reminding us of the ways we _can_ engage with our cultures and media.
games  culture  media  consumption 
may 2013 by infovore
The Apple TV Set
"Apple has already built its TV. It’s called the Apple TV and that’s why it’s called the Apple TV. Because we’re supposed to be rethinking what a TV is. The TV is not the screen with seven different inputs for your players and boxes and game machines. The TV is the content and the buttons we touch to get to that content."
apple  tv  media  consumption 
april 2011 by infovore
scraplab — Electric Mountain
"You could say that it’s tidal, but with the television schedules, rather than the moon."
power  electricity  consumption  tides  tomtaylor 
august 2010 by infovore
Howies' Hand Me Down Bag
"We will both have to take responsibility for our consumption. A product that keeps working for longer uses less-resources in the end. The key ingredient to all this is quality. To make something well, you know, the best you can do. To go the extra mile that it takes to do that. Every stitch, every zip, every little feature considered. The weakest points made strong. Then, and only then, have we made something that will last the test of time. Guaranteed for a minimum 10 years. Each product will come with a hand me down contract. You will sign who you want to leave the product to. This is legally binding."
sustainability  manufacturing  consumption  design  product  handmedown  howies 
november 2008 by infovore
Versus CluClu Land: O Tempora! O Mores! (pt. 1)
"...arguments of this exact form have been raised against nearly every distinctly modern art form." Barber's book sounds interesting, if flawed. Pliskin's criticism is, as ever, good. It's getting exhausting linking to him.
culture  criticism  consumption  consumerism  writing  marxism  benjaminbarber  games  play  childishness  society 
july 2008 by infovore
Homegrown people planet profit - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"If the intangible human benefits of communicating through our devices are the rewards, it’s the physical things we produce and consume that are the costs." Great expansion on the Homegrown project.
design  energy  consumption  sustain  sustainability  nokia  manufacture  product  phone  device 
april 2008 by infovore

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