Force Change: Engineering the Sublime

Image from the film “Lucy” where the protagonist played by Scarlett Johannson uses her exponentially enhanced human perspective and harnesses the entire power of her brain. First of all the world is waking to AI, or I guess we’re are in the age of AI already and everyone is increasingly getting aware of this. By…

Design and Nature

“Order is Heaven’s first law”, a quote from Alexander Pope that I hold dear. Design to me is about creating specific order and organizing elements within it, which best accomplishes a task and establishes a framework for future improvements. Incidentally, this also almost coincides with Charles Eames definition of design – “Plan for arranging elements…

A First Manifesto

Image: ichef.bbci.co.uk “Order is Heaven’s first law”, a quote from Alexander Pope that I hold dear. Design to me is about creating specific order and organizing elements within it, which best accomplishes a task and establishes a framework for future improvements. Incidentally, this also almost coincides with Charles Eames definition of design – “Plan for arranging…

Designing Power Dynamics and Online Identities for Us

Cyborg, Justice League (2017) While reflecting on author Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto the first image that comes to my mind is that from Justice League. To me, its very interesting how the author uses the Cyborg as the metaphor to convey her view of feminism, equality and stepping away from ‘an identity’ but choosing a creature…

Algorithmic Democracy

The United States of America is reeling under the problem of Russian interference in their post-election scenario. They are indeed in the eye of a storm, but is it just the USA? I come from India and it’s been more than 3 years for the Modi Government. He was well acclaimed, popular and won his election…