If language is a technology and every technology is an amputation, what is language amputating us of?
Linear Systems in a Non-Linear World and the Promise of Teleology
What if our built environments offered us experiences similar to our digital environments? An evenly distributed array of private, social, work and life.
Public Interest Technology: Questioning the Publicness of Online Spaces
In Need of New Metaphors; Projects That Are Rethinking the Operating System
What if human activity, with energy as its primary matter (love, attention, money), followed the same laws as physics?
When platforms cater better for brands than for people, it's easier to find success creating content about content creation.
On the Creative Practice as Survival and How It Might Well Be Our Instinct to Become Obsessed With the Very Thing We Most Need
Why Do All Careers Eventually Lead to the Withdrawal From One’s Original Craft in Favour of That of Managing People?
Instead of choosing the politicians, what if we chose the policies?
What It Feels Like to Enter a New Online Place
Can Blockchain Technology Replace the Ranking System Behind Search Engines?
"[Imagination is] always accessible like a little Swiss army knife to cut through the fog of reality from time to time."
How Knowledge Work Has Tied Work to Our Identities
What Canopy Shyness Can Teach Us About Respect and Freedom
What if Knowledge Was Power?
What Do We Lose When We Let Cars Win?
"The fields would explode into this brilliant chaos of all our individual purposes."
Embracing a Textbook Life to Avoid Decision Fatigue
What Open Source Can Teach Us About Creation and Devotion
Sharing Things With Strangers Is Quite Unique to the City
If We’re the Users, Citizenhood Is the Experience, and Laws Are the Service, Then Policymakers Are the UX Designers.
The Web Needs to Be Tended to With the Grace and Humility of an Ancient Library
Potential is my favourite way to look at the world because it's the common denominator of everything that has ever been and ever will be.
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
The tool that's been shaping us is commerce, but the tool we shaped is this jewel of an infrastructure.
What happens when we put a word on "doing things with love"?
How Synchronized Swimmers, Herds of Sheep and the Ubuntu Philosophy Can Make Us Question Individualism
What is design like when she's single?
What if that which we scrutinize and compare isn't even a part of the world, but rather a mere representation of it?
What does it mean to steepen the learning curve in those areas that need the most democratization?
Are the Choices We Make Really up to Us?
On Quantum Physics and Unlived Lives
What the West Can Learn From Japan’s Societal Eye
On the Quantum Vastness Within Musical Instruments
"When it is understood that trying to have good without evil is as absurd as trying to have white without black, all that energy is released for things that can be done."
The Difference Between Artistic Competition and Athletic Competition
What Would You Do in the Afterlife?
Distinguishing Curiosity From Creativity
On the the Web as a Facilitator of the Passion Economy and the Democratization of Entrepreneurship
On Capitalism’s Anthropomorphic Manifestations
On Design as a Bridge Between Imagination and Reality
10 Best Practices for Proper Internet Citizenhood
On the Commodification of Wellness
On the Disproportionate Costs of Convenience
The (Short) Case Against Technological Determinism
Learnings and sketchnotes from the 2022 Interaction Week conference
There Are Only Two Emotions in Life
On Love as the Motive for Existence & Identity
Providing examples from the digital to the medical, Peter Morville advocates to transform our tendency to see wholes as the sum of their parts into an awareness of the deep interconnectedness of all things.
Would a World Government Eliminate Culture?
With a critical eye, Anna Wiener brings us along her experience entering Silicon Valley's tech world where an underlying uncanniness raises cause for concern.
Fed-up with the tech industry's anti-social practices, Wendy Liu examines our current economic system's flaws through the lens of technology and proposes a model to reclaim our world from the reign of capital.
If All Rooftops Were Gardens
On the Ill-Defined Playground of Big Tech's Foretellers
On Self-Discovery and the Threat of Algorithms
With an approach to interface design inspired by the practice of placemaking, Arango suggests we embrace the collaborative nature of the Web to build generative environments that can stand the test of time.
Highlighting that human nature is designed more than it is discovered, Schwartz urges us to consider how we shape our social institutions.
Educating corporate decision-makers about the subtleties of the humanities and social sciences will future-proof progress for the greater good.
To understand the Internet for what it really is, we need to view it as humanity's continual work of representational art, showcasing digital instances of our activity on Earth. But when everything is magically saved, what gets lost on the way?