Design Noir

This is a reflection of ‘Design Noir‘ by Dunne and Raby. I first read the single paragraph above the section of ‘Design Noir’, which spoke of electronic products as the neglected medium. While I was reading through the example of the Sony Walkman, the picture of the Apple iPod came into my mind, and I…

Interaction with Technology for the Century

This is the final paper for my reflections on Design for the Century, in my first semester at Parsons School of Design. Below is the TLDR summary and following that is the final paper published from Google Drive. Summary We know what technology is. In Marshall McLuhan’s theory, all technologies are extensions of our physical…

‘Extrastatecraft’

Extrastatecraft, according to architect, urbanist, and author Keller Easterling, is a design thinking about not just the buildings but functions “like an operating system, the economics, the informatics, the ecosystem of making the way cities are built – a matrix space”. She says that this is the defacto way of building cities and using the land…

Planetary Horizons

The author Karl Schroeder in his article says “Thalience” is a successor to science – to look past science. If science is ‘reason’ can we look past ‘reason’? While reading his article, I did get a feeling of self-dis-belief on the concept of Thalience, that he is trying to illustrate. If Thalience is not a replacement (to Science),…

Climate and Sensory Infrastructure

It’s interesting to reflect on an article like this one from Ken Wark, in the current scenario of the climate debate that we all are in, three years later. I know that we’re talking about climate here, and years may be a small unit of time… but actually, should it? Are we considering the pace…