Review 2

So my second thesis review took place in Milan this monday. It was very constructive and i got a lot of very useful feedback. Present that day were a few external people: Gillian Crampton Smith, Phil Tabor, Jochem Straatman from Cibic & Partners, Marco Palmonari…

DIY: are we losing it? how important is it?

I like this Treehugger post that talks about our inability to do things ourselves and our constant reliance if not on technology but also on the prepackaged and premade. Beyond their obvious comment about our grandparent’s skills that got developed in less happy conditions and…

Objects of virtual desire

Not sure why but i like this idea and its premise but there’s something to be said about the way that the project Objects of Virtual Desire addresses bridging the gap between virtual and real life relationships.

Sex sells…

well the opposite sex.. this is not necessarily related to thesis directly but i thought id rant about it, because this BusinessWeek article on Dell suddenly realizing that women buy electronics too is maddening. This is more than obvious and slightly frustrating that in 2005,…

Spimes???

Hmm, the more i learn the more i love Bruce Sterling…I learnt a new word today: spime, ie the idea of the intelligent device that is also aware of its state (of course this was in the context of object -driven programming but i extrapollated…