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Tangible Memories Following on from our pop-up exhibition of audio stories, produced from our winter visit to the MShed (see Memories and Museums) we have been developing another auditory experience using chairs, and inspiration drawn from venturing outdoors. Here I introduce the concept of a therapeutic rocking chair for older people with dementia. Early on in the Tangible Memories project, we recognised that access to the outdoors, and specifically to the natural world, was very limited for many care home residents, often due to a decline in their physical mobility, or particularly if they were suffering from the more advanced stages of dementia. Equally, when we asked ourselves as a team, ‘what would we want in a care home of the future?’, we identified the simple routine of being able to go outside and experience the elements as something that would be of great importance to us all. How can interfaces support slow and meditative interaction in a fast paced world?

Invisible Images (Your Pictures Are Looking at You) An audio version of this essay is available to subscribers, provided by “Winona” Eigenface (Colorized), Labelled Faces in the Wild Dataset 2016 OUR eyes are fleshy things, and for most of human history our visual culture has also been made of fleshy things. World Manifesto of the Anthropocène 2021 "Witness, protest, propose, give voice". From criticism to proposal An open letter and a worldwide invitation For a manifesto with human and non-human values We have entered the anthropocene. VISUAL&PRODUCT DESIGN Translucent structure table. Different sources of light will interact with this table, Artificial and natural. Every moment of the day will give this table a different appearance. A very hands-on design While Bastiaan is fascinated by design as a mental process, he also likes to keep a practical perspective. Which is why builds functional objects, too.

The Internet of Bodies by Andrea M. Matwyshyn Abstract This Article introduces the ongoing progression of the Internet of Things (IoT) into the Internet of Bodies (IoB)—a network of human bodies whose integrity and functionality rely at least in part on the Internet and related technologies, such as artificial intelligence. IoB devices will evidence the same categories of legacy security flaws that have plagued IoT devices. However, unlike most IoT, IoB technologies will directly, physically harm human bodies—a set of harms courts, legislators, and regulators will deem worthy of legal redress. As such, IoB will herald the arrival of (some forms of) corporate software liability and a new legal and policy battle over the integrity of the human body and mind. Yet, the challenges of IoB are not purely legal in nature.

Onomatopee Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, BESTIARIO is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are both symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.BESTIARIO seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not?

Louis Kahn From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn's works are considered as monumental beyond modernism. Famous for his meticulously built works, his provocative unbuilt proposals, and his teaching, Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal and the RIBA Gold Medal. At the time of this death he was considered by some as "America's foremost living architect

Anxiété, dépression et addiction liées à la communication numérique APA American Psychiatric Association, DSM-5, Manuel Diagnostique et Statistique des Troubles mentaux, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Elsevier Masson, 2015. Baker Zachary G., Krieger Heather G, LeRoy Angie S., « Fear of Missing out : Relationships with Depression, Mindfulness, and Physical Symptoms », Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2016, 2, no 3, 275-282. Becker Marc W., Alzahabi Reem, Hopwood Christopher J., « Media Multitasking Is Associated with Symptoms of Depression and Social Anxiety », Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2012, 16, no 2, 132-135. Belk Russell W., « Extended Self in a Digital World », Journal of Consumer Research, 2013, 40, no 3, 477-500. Speculative and Critical Design: Futures and Imaginings from the margins, Fall 2017 DES 51878 / DES 51478T/Th 11:300–1:20Location: MM 121, School of Design Instructor: Deepa Butoliya ( MM 207a Office Hours: By appointment Readings are available on the box, Syllabus will be updated regularly. Welcome to the Speculative and Critical Design class !!! This is a part seminar part practice experimental course that helps students to develop critical perspective towards the “normals” they are exposed by the dominant discourse of design. We will use the term SCD for Speculative and Critical Design henceforth.

The impossible necessity I am interested in making work that suggests the promise of a subsequent state while rendering any such fulfilment obsolete. Often taking the form of plans or studies, I work with identifiable conventions and a range of media – including print, drawing, text and most recently audio and performance – to imagine a space between rationality and imagination, abstraction and representation. Building on my earlier work that developed forms out of extended research – such as Bank Job (1999), the plans for robbing a central London city bank; The Bird Island Project (2000–03), the development of a imagined island, including its flora and fauna; and Home Fittings (2000–04), a series of architectural drawings indicating how to move through particular spaces without creating a sound or shadow – my more recent work continues to develop form for things which somehow defy the visible. Like this: Like Loading...

Review: ‘The WEIRDest People in the World,’ by Joseph Henrich To go further afield: While Europe was first compiling its legal codes, China was punishing crimes committed against relatives more harshly than those against nonrelatives; especially severe penalties were reserved for crimes against one’s elders. As recently as the early 20th century, Chinese fathers could murder sons and get off with a warning; punishments for patricide, by contrast, were strict. Asymmetries like these, Henrich writes, “can be justified on Confucian principles and by appealing to a deep respect for elders,” even if the WEIRD mind finds them disturbing. Henrich’s most consequential—and startling—claim is that WEIRD and non-WEIRD people possess opposing cognitive styles. They think differently. Standing apart from the community, primed to break wholes into parts and classify them, Westerners are more analytical.

How to Find, process, and fire clay without a kiln These high school ceramics students are clay prospecting. They not only made pottery from the clay, they built a kiln and wood fired the pots in the kiln. Eric Good Kaufmann, their teacher, is an accomplished potter and teaches art at Bethany Christian High School, Goshen, Indiana, USA. Mr. Kaufmann is an alumnus, class of '97, Goshen College. PROCESS to REWORK good clay that becomes too dry to use.

Institute of Critical Zoologists news New bookwork, Mynas 28th April 2016 Mynas, 2016 Avaible to ship via paypal here Christmas Island, Naturally - The 20th Biennale of Sydney, Carriageworks Jaemin Paik When We All Live To 150 2012, Jun 1 year Research Project, Mixed media How would family life change if we all lived to one-hundred and fifty or beyond? With up to six generations living together, and the possibility of huge age gaps between siblings, the traditional model of the family would change dramatically, perhaps even becoming unsustainable with the burden of its large membership. This project explores the lives an structures of future families in an era of extended life-spans by tracing the story of seventy-five year-old Moyra and her sprawling contract-based family.