Posts Tagged ‘OC’

Parallels between design and research, perils of design research

Today I read ”What is Interpretive Ethnography?” by H. L. Goodall Jr. in the collection Expressions of Ethnography, for my methods section of my dissertation. I also read some chapters from Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton, for the undergrad course I’m teaching in user experience design. Goodall writes: “Scholars

afloweroutofstone: fuckyeahdegeneracy: thelandofmaps: Colonizability of Africa (1899) [1120×1600] Fucking digusting This concepts that this map illustrates are very, very important for understanding the economy of Africa, both in colonial days and in modern times. Back in 2001, two economists from MIT and a political economist then from

mrsqueenundead: European executioner’s mask, pre 1700 – because being executed just wasn’t scary enough.. A striking example of a material-discursive apparatus: Wikipedia explains, “Apparatuses are ‘material-discursive’ in that they produce determinate meanings and material beings while simultaneously excluding the production of others” [x]*; I would add that

cyborgdrala: People’s relationships with objects. People’s relationships with tools? Why is the relationship of this person’s mother, and this person, with this object, so strong that this person would post an open call on facebook for someone — someone she knows, and has friended on facebook, therefore

People’s relationships with objects. People’s relationships with tools? Why is the relationship of this person’s mother, and this person, with this object, so strong that this person would post an open call on facebook for someone — someone she knows, and has friended on facebook, therefore implicitly

algopop: Lonely Sculpture, 2014 – Tully Arnot Lonely Sculpture is a mechanised silicon finger that endlessly taps an approval for every profile it encounters on the dating app Tinder.  Is this cyborg? Is it human at all? Typically when I think of our cyborg existence I think

Relatives Gather From Across The Country To Stare Into Screens Together === Despite this being an article from The Onion, it is a perfect article to introduce the #alternative to what hashtag*. As I’ve been working on my dissertation (not writing it yet… just thinking), I’ve realized

The internet: Threat or defender of the faith? | Home | Life Links | DW.DE | 19.12.2014 Church leaders are using the web to reach out to followers – old and new. But while some see it as a way to save the church, for others it’s

Potential project: Analyze the language and rhetoric of the copy for meditation offerings from various sources. Here, the copy for an introduction to meditation class offered by the gym at my university. Of note: “a practical tool,” “scientifically proven.” Also, it’s grouped with yoga. And includes an

jagged-fragments: cyborgdrala: adamjk: week in scraps: laotian birthday brunch BALLOON SALOON!!!!!!!!!!!! simple brunch visitor Is anything more materialistic than straight up PHOTOS of RECEIPTS? Photos of the items purchased and their receipts? Yeah maybe you’re right. But with photos of only the receipts, the objects themselves become

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