The Ovaltine Moment
In this talk Jay Bushman talks about futuristic transmedia storytelling
attempts and the moment they tend to fall apart, which he calls the ovaltine
moment, when the bubble bursts and the excitement fades into disappointment.
In this talk, Chenoe Hart explores space in VR and AR from an architecture
perspective and why there are no easy answers.
21.1: Classic SF pre-read: On creating cannons, and how to read problematic fiction & authors.
Welcome to a very special pre-read episode. This December, Matt, Adrian, and a
series of guests are reading 3 separate works of "classic" SF and talking
about them & what makes them a "classic". The works will be:
* _Childhood's End_ by Arthur C. Clarke (<https://amzn.to/35WGICa>)
* _Ice_ by Anna Kavan (<https://amzn.to/33CEfes>)
* _Stars in My Pocket ...
El cliente no siempre tiene la razón.
#### La variable del poder en el diseño de servicios.
conductor de Uber en Monterrey, México. Fuente: <https://www.uber.com/es-
Me pasa lo que a todos: a veces me da mucha pereza platicar con los taxistas o
conductores de Uber. Cuando eso sucede, les pido una ...
How Design is Politics.
#### Or why designers need to get political.
MU1xNuopmFKPuTg.jpeg)Occupy Wall Street protesters gather to listen to
speakers in Zuccotti Park (Nov. 15, 2011) Photo by Henny Ray Abrams
About a year ago I published [a personal take on strategic design and its
Completamente de acuerdo, Andreu.
Completamente de acuerdo, Andreu. A pesar de que Mouffe rechaza la visión
comunista de la política (particularmente la de Negri y los autonomistas
italianos) yo estoy muy interesado en esas perspectivas y ejercicios sobre
todo desde la perspectiva del diseño. La visión que más me está nutriendo es
la de Arturo Escobar. Estoy trabajando en otro texto que va más por ese
camino. Ya te lo compartiré para v...
images-1.medium.com/max/1024/1*E1jP8O-qID8KU3gnNWRWvA.jpeg)Photo by [Kelly
Imagine that you’re walking.
The space in front of you is dark, pitch black. You can...
How to spot good “futurism”
_This is an English translation of a thread I recently tweeted in Spanish. Of
course, the recent hype around “futurism” — notice the scare quotes — to which
it refers is, to some extent, particular to Mexico and Latin America. However,
I believe the overall argument and the check list applies to futures work in
> Tal vez ...
Thank you for reading and commenting, Diego.
Thank you for reading and commenting, Diego. I’m glad it made sense to you.
Number 8 is tricky, I know. I recently heard Stuart Candy argue something
along the lines that negative images of the future are useful it they help us
to express our fears on our way to think positive images. It made a lot of
sense to me.
El futuro como objeto de intención.
Algunos comentarios sobre ‘Diseño de Futuros.’
participantes de la primera edición del curso “Diseño de Futuros” en h2i
institute (Julio, 2018) durante la actividad conocida como [‘Juego de
realizamos subrepticiamente ;-) en la plaza de CaixaForum ...
Design: The “Next” 30 Years
#### A brief for a new golden age.
_jHkbCtp9FSw.jpeg)Photo by [Jason
There seems to be a lot of reflect...
Kerckhoff in love
I first came across Kerckhoff's principle whilst doing some research for
Hitler, My Hero. It's a principle applicable to cryptography and it states
that "a cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system,
except the key, is public knowledge." In practical terms, this means the orgs
behind password managers like LastPass, 1Password, Bitwarden … [Continue
reading Kerckhoff in love ->](https://swellandcut.com/2019/11/30/k...
The Player Character
Video games are a massively popular story art form, but there is little good
writing about them online. Well, here's some writing about video games and the
stories they tell.
I wouldn’t trouble you, but.. redux
[ by Charles Cameron -- following on from this earlier double ouroboros,
posted Sunday ] . This is such a superb technological ouroboros, delivered by
Amazon to our friend, Bryan Alexander, and tweeted by him for our delectation:
I agree, Amazon. This *is* a book I'm interested in:
pic.twitter.com/yBFfsNBDJb -- Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) November 26,
Making a market combines probability estimates with measures of confidence and
risk. It's good practice in finance, and good practice for Bayesians.
20.2: An Unkindness of Ghosts post-read: Slave States, Trauma, and Theocracy
[A note: the content warnings at the beginning also apply to the episode as a
whole. We talk about a lot of it in depth in a way that might be uncomfortable
for some listeners. This episode is probably even less appropriate for younger
children than normal due to that.]
We're back having read _An Unkindness of Ghosts_ by Rivers Solomon
(<https://amzn.to/2OMpWie>), and here ...
Elderblog Sutra: 10
I've been thinking about the context in which writing, or any kind of creative
work that makes a public appearance, lives (for the author of the work rather
than the consumer). I often make up pseudomath equations to help me see the
structure of an interesting question, even if it's unlikely that there's any
I wouldn’t trouble you, but..
[ by Charles Cameron -- A DoubleQuote of ouroboroi ] . I wouldn't trouble you
with this DoubleQuote, it's one that every TV commentator and op-ed writer has
picked up on, it's that obvious -- but it's also a double instance of the
ourboros, and that's worth remarking: ** Have a supercool Sunday..
On the liquidity of mountains, and cats
[ by Charles Cameron -- you might not have thought of cats as liquid, though
they flow quite nicely on a decent carpet; and as for mountains -- would they
flow to Mohammed, or would he have to flow to them? ] . Somewhere I'd heard
that Muhammad said that mountains moved like waves. I'd […]
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