infovore + julianbleecker   5

New Aesthetic // OOO // Future of Things | Near Future Laboratory
"It’s the symptom of the algorithm. It’s what comes out of the digital-political-economy of cultures that live by networks and the machinary (soft/hard/hashtag-y) that underpin it all. All this #newaesthtic #ooo #futureofproduction stuff is the excess. The unexpected, unplanned for result. It’s the things that happen without one self-consciously *going after* #newaesthetic / object-oriented ontological / future of network connected things sensibilities." A calm, rational, open-ended commentary from Julian. I liked this point.
newaesthetic  ooo  julianbleecker  nearfuturelaboratory  serendipity 
april 2012 by infovore
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Isla Lyddle End 2050
"Isla Lyddle End lies on the far east of the British Archipelago. It is the largest of the eastern islands in what was once the continuous land mass known as Hornbyshire. Isla Lyddle End celebrates the Golden Jubilee of The Grand Iman of Britain HH Patel bin Windsor with a minaret clock tower, constructed of hard-pack, molded synthetic carbon nodules in full compliance with the Rock and Soil Conservation Act of 2038." Julian's Lyddle End 2050 entry is excellent.
design  futurism  culture  prediction  flooding  apocalypse  julianbleecker  lyddleend2050  britain 
january 2009 by infovore
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Ubicomp is like a 5 year old wishing for a pink pony
"Anytime I hear the alpha futurist-y featurists get all excited about some kind of idea for how the new ubicomp networked world will be so much more simpler and seamless and bug-free, I want to punch someone in the eye. They sound like a 5 year old who whines that they want a pink pony for their birthday." Julian has ubicomp fail.
ubicomp  fail  design  interaction  futurism  julianbleecker 
november 2008 by infovore
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » *-computing
"There's a weird conceit in here, that the activities and practices of normal human beings will involve data processing and algorithms of some sort, which is an awfully big assumption. So big, in fact, that it has distilled down to a way of seeing the world as consisting of bits of data that can be processed into information that then will naturally yield some value to people... Design for people, practices and interaction rituals before the assumptions about computation, data structures and algorithms get bolted onto normal human interaction rituals."
computing  data  ubicomp  julianbleecker  social  software  socialsoftware  design 
september 2008 by infovore : “ What’s Design Mean to You? Interview with Julian Bleecker” Jul. 5, 2008
Julian answers the question. Some great stuff, that rings true: learning not by studying design, but by being in the design studio, making and making and making. Definitely worth watching.
design  video  interview  julianbleecker  making  learning  sculpting 
august 2008 by infovore

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