Originally posted on Mind Hacks:
Dan Lockton’s Architectures of Control blog is a must-read for anyone interested in the interface between design and psychology. In a recent post welcoming new readers Dan explains what the blog is about: Most of the posts look at ‚Äòarchitectures of control‚Äò designed into products, systems and environments, which seek…
The Contextual Curriculum™ – 3. The subjects.
We had another piece of furniture in the house, an upright piano. My mum taught me ‘chopsticks’ – it was the only thing that anyone in the house could play. I was intrigued with how it made its sounds. It was amazing how the wood panels would come off, stripping it bare to its workings.Continue reading “FORMATIVE YEARS V”
In the light of the cold war, and the damage made obvious by television regarding what could happen, I mean just how we could be saved without even knowing about it, I, and no doubt many others of my age and older, trusted and prayed,hoped, that our spies would continue to do their jobs andContinue reading “FORMATIVE YEARS IV”
Death was treated as a subject at school. Two poems resonated which brought home this difficult idea, an idea that for most of us is fraught with terror. The first provided a reminder of the real threat we lived under, during all that time of man on the moon,of the summer of love, of hippiesContinue reading “FORMATIVE YEARS III”
People are often like homes. More is spent on changing existing buildings than on building new. Three forces changing buildings: technology, money, fashion. When I was young, iron was smelted in my small east coast fishing town, you could see the sparks, you could hear the whine, it seemed incredible the environments of working life,Continue reading “FORMATIVE YEARS II”
Preamble It is not the wolf that chooses the hunting ground, it is the hunter – Enemy at the Gates (2001) The Wikipedia type timeline music documentary seems quite prevalent at the moment, which is fine, so I’ll use it, incorporate it, pinch it, and abuse it here. Who am I? What do I, What can IContinue reading “Formative Years I”
I am going to use this blog to speak of something of myself, its a kind of extended C.V. or short biography for those who may be interested.