Come hackerare una sedia nell’era dell’open design

Articolo originariamente pubblicato su CheFuturo Quando mi ha scritto Viviana Narotzky, storica del design e presidente di ADI-FAD, sono rimasta piacevolmente stupita perchĂ© per la prima volta mi sarei ritrovata a raccontare di moda collaborativa in un contesto di puro design. L’evento intitolato “Open Design, Shared Creativity” (Design aperto, creativitĂ  condivisa) si è tenuto durante un forum internazionale organizzato proprio lo scorso luglio durante il Festival del Design a Barcellona, che ha riunito vari pensatori e sperimentatori intorno al tema dell’open design. Non si trattava del primo evento incentrato su questo tema in Europa, giĂ  ad Amsterdam e a Berlino lo scorso anno si era detto e fatto molto, specialmente a partire dal lancio del libro “Open Design Now! Why design cannot remain exclusive” (Design aperto ora! PerchĂ© il design non può rimanere esclusivo) che oggi è considerato una sorta di reader per chi vuole capire lo stato dell’arte delle riflessioni sul design dai codici aperti. Il libro, una raccolta di

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Designing Economic Cultures

Designing Economic Cultures is a three year long research project that Brave New Alps have been carrying on since January 2011 investigating the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of socially and politically engaged design projects. The main question they are trying to answer is: how can designers, who through their work want to question and challenge the prevalent economic system with its organisational forms and problematic consequences, gain a satisfying degree of social and economic security without having to submit themselves to the commercial pressures of the market? I was one of the persons involved for the interviews and here’s the result. ——— CONVERSATION This conversation was held in Zoe’s kitchen in Milan in February 2012. Bianca Elzenbaumer: Considering all the creative activist groups you have initiated and been part of, we are wondering what path brought you to be so thoroughly engaged with precarity. Could you trace your path for us? Zoe Romano: At the beginning I

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Markus Kayser: Sun and desert in the industry of tomorrow

Article originally published on Digicult – Articolo originariamente pubblicato su Digicult   “I see no future without technology, but even future without nature, they must find a balance at some point.” This is the statement by Markus Kayser, German designer with a studio in London, who with his latest project Solar Sinter, has won the Arts Foundation Fellowship 2012 (http://artsfoundation.co.uk/Artist-Year/2012/all/318/Kayser) for the Product Design category and was shortlisted for the prestigious Design of the Year 2012 sponsored by Desing Museum of London (http://www.designsoftheyear.com/category/genre/product/product -2012/page/2/). With Solar Sinter, Markus found a meeting point between technology and nature, going behind the process of creation of objects: sun, heat and sand. In addition to the marriage between technology and nature, he has also found a link with the history and the origins of the creation of glass objects, which have appeared in Egypt since ancient times. The idea is simple: the sand in the Egyptian desert is mainly silica, ie when heated to a certain temperature it melts and is transformed into glass, once it has

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Imagine your 10 fingers … / Immagina le tue 10 dita..

(EN) Imagine your 10 fingers all active in interacting with computer on a brand new interface. Would it change the way we think and create? Take a look at the future  with this infographic video created by 10/GUI to discover how higher-bandwidth interaction can give desktops new dimensions. —————– (IT) Immagina le tue 10 dita interagire tutte insieme con il  computer su un’interfaccia completamente ripensata. Cambierebbe il modo in cui pensiamo e creiamo? Date un’occhiata al futuro con questo video infografico creato da 10/GUI per scoprire come l’interazione ad alta banda può dare al desktop nuove dimensioni.