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Time to Rethink Design

David Carlson of the David Report has released a new trend look at the state of a full design world. Design contamination has taken over an expertise that is barely 100 years old; new products are simply the variations of old themes- (conceptual design, new articulations of the same, design signatures and design as art).

However if we are able to get back to using aging products and making design matter in a lifecycle, there is a cleaner horizon.

Designer Naoto Fukasawa: "I understand that myArole is about enhancing our living…. I've become moreAattached to the current life, and have started considering the betterment of our lives in a reality where we allAbelong, rather than predicting what could happen".

We need new storytellers:

Fred Alan Wolf - The Dreaming Universe (1994):A"Aboriginals believe in two forms of time: two parallelAstreams of activity. One is the daily objective activity,Athe other is an infinite spiritual cycle, called dreamtime,Amore real than reality itself…".

Carlson poses a great question, how do we A"change old habits and not to perpetuate the sales argument that the main role of designAis added value."

Read the full report in one of three forms: PDF, Flip Through Version or Text

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Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

[note: if this video won’t play, visit the original here at PBS]

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. The film debuts nationally on PBS on February 8 at 10 pm (check local listings).Detroit is the crucible in which the nation's ability to move toward a modern 21st century transportation infrastructure is put to the test. The documentary shows how investments in the past a beginning with the construction of canals in the 18th century a profoundly shaped Detroit's physical layout, population growth and economic development. Before being dubbed the Motor City, Detroit was once home to the nation's most extensive streetcar system. In fact, it was that vast network of streetcars that carried workers to the area's many car factories. And it was the cars made in those factories that would soon displace the streetcars in Detroit a and in every major American city.

Detroit's engineers went on to design the nation's first urban freeways and inspired much of America's 20th century transportation infrastructure system a from traffic signals to gas stations a that became the envy of the word.

But over the last 30 years, much of the world has moved on, choosing faster, cleaner, more modern transportation and leaving America a and Detroit a behind. Viewers are taken on a journey beyond Detroit's blighted urban landscape to Spain, home to one of the world's most modern and extensive transit systems; to California, where voters recently said yes to America's first high speed rail system; and to Washington, where Congress will soon decide whether to finally push America's transportation into the 21st century.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2010
at 7:22am by orangemenace

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Olympic Spirit

Olympic Spirit from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

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Posted: February 13th, 2010
at 3:08pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Mr. Bjarnfredarson - Trailer

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Posted: February 9th, 2010
at 2:22pm by Koookiecrumbles


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David Lynch Paintings Exhibition

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Posted: January 31st, 2010
at 12:08pm by Black Ock


Categories: art,film,art theory

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Modern Drift by Efterklang

Modern Drift by Efterklang from Rumraket on Vimeo.

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Posted: January 29th, 2010
at 9:46pm by Koookiecrumbles


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RZA’s Directorial Debut

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Wu-Tang Clan Abbott the RZA shed some new light on his directorial debut, the Kung-Fu flick, The Man With The Iron Fist. The movie, written and to be directed by Robert Diggs and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel), which sees the musical mastermind utilize his vast creativity for the silver screen has secured financially backing, but it is unclear as to when production will actually commence.

The Staten Island native has garnered strong support for his entrance into the world of directing having studied under Quentin Tarantino. The duo, which shares a mutual respect for martial art movies and cinematography, established a strong working relationship after RZA was asked by the prolific director to craft the scores for his Kill Bill movies. Read the Rest

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Posted: January 25th, 2010
at 8:47am by Black Ock


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Midwinter in Sweden

Midwinter in Sweden from Henning S on Vimeo.

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Posted: January 15th, 2010
at 3:05pm by Koookiecrumbles


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El Dorado Found in Amazon

Since the time of the conquistadors, the legend of an ancient, lost civilization deep in the Amazon forest has beguiled hundreds of explorers and led many to their deaths. Some called their dream El Dorado.

Others, most notably Colonel Percy Fawcett, the gloriously mustached British explorer (and real-life model for Indiana Jones) named it the City of Z. But no one has ever returned from the Amazon with conclusive proof that such a place existed.

Three scientists have now come close to doing just that. The journal Antiquity has published a report showing more than 200 massive earthworks in the upper Amazon basin near Brazil’s border with Bolivia.

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Posted: January 12th, 2010
at 1:31pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,film,fo' real?,real life news,science,development

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