Archives

2021

Information Won't Change Anyone's Mind • May 14, 2021


The Problem With Design is Designers • May 7, 2021


Think About the Future's Past • April 30, 2021


Encapsulated Experiences • April 23, 2021


73 Ideas that Should Provoke You • April 12, 2021


Most Innovation Never Happens • April 9, 2021


The Power of Small Images • April 2, 2021


Other Ways • April 2, 2021


Future Objects • March 19, 2021


Your Phone is Destroying the World • March 12, 2021


The Circle of Now • March 5, 2021


The Riddle of the Square • February 26, 2021


Attention Stewardship • February 19, 2021


This Is Not Good Design • February 11, 2021


Search Engines Don't Work and They Are Not Good • February 5, 2021


The Biggest Dream is of the Small, Simple Life • January 29, 2021


Cross-Examining Coincidence in the Courtroom of Technology • January 27, 2021


That Coincidental Advertisement is Not Just a Coincidence • January 22, 2021


Good Prophecy Doesn't Have to Be Right • January 15, 2021


We Have A Reality Problem • January 8, 2021


2020

Success Mysticism • December 31, 2020


The Place Where We Shelter • July 1, 2020


2018

Active Erasure • April 20, 2018


We May Be at the End of Progress • April 6, 2018


Computer Nostalgia and Malignant Doppelwelts • March 8, 2018


Want to Resist? Delete Your Facebook Account • February 22, 2018


2017

Unexpected and Realistic AI Headlines • July 28, 2017


Introducing The Liminal • July 18, 2017


2016

Facebook Is Not necessary • December 4, 2016


Talking to Machines • November 4, 2016


Behind Every Robot is a Human • October 29, 2016


Unearthed Time Capsules • October 10, 2016


Words Matter • October 2, 2016


Design is Art with Rules • September 2, 2016


A Solution that Doesn't Exist • August 13, 2016


We don't fear the future… • July 30, 2016


A Slice of Life • June 9, 2016


How to Design a Different Future • June 3, 2016


The Magic of Ordinary Objects • May 27, 2016


When the World Around You Shook • May 12, 2016


Unchecked Attention Avarice • March 17, 2016


How to Think About the Future • March 10, 2016


Sympathy for the Sim • February 26, 2016


The Most Difficult Thing About Design • February 19, 2016


Technological Luxury is Powered by Oppression • February 11, 2016


Beneath the Interface Layer • February 4, 2016


How to Get Your Time Back • January 22, 2016


We Are What We Watch • January 2, 2016


2015

Upgrading Our Way Out • December 18, 2015


Time's First Principles • November 13, 2015


Until They All Have Faces • November 6, 2015


Back to the Real Future • October 23, 2015


The Fit Filter • October 16, 2015


Street Ritual • October 9, 2015


The Gift in Our Work • September 25, 2015


Sabbaticalifragilisticexpialidocious! • September 18, 2015


The dream of the Nineties is alive… • August 21, 2015


It won’t be interesting until we can’t see it anymore. • August 14, 2015


Step aside, keep quiet, and listen. • August 7, 2015


Greetings from the Rubbish Patch • July 30, 2015


The Last Thing We Need • July 24, 2015


Enter the Void • July 15, 2015


Perceiving the Machine • July 2, 2015


Where are you, Digital Le Corbusier? • June 26, 2015


Randoposto • June 19, 2015


Keeping the Fire Lit • June 12, 2015


The Power of Perspective • June 4, 2015


Emails are the new blogs. • June 3, 2015


What is an idea worth? • May 28, 2015


We Always Start Now • May 26, 2015


The Designer Stands Firm • May 8, 2015


Etc. Etc. Etc. • May 1, 2015


Advertising is an Anachronism • April 17, 2015


A 200-Word Mixpost • April 3, 2015


The Cost of Cognitive Surplus • March 27, 2015


A.I. is U.I. • March 13, 2015


The way to make good things is to make many things. • March 6, 2015


Neighborhoods, the Anti-Algorithm • February 27, 2015


Everyone is someone else’s marketer… • February 20, 2015


Don't Think About the Future • February 11, 2015


Through the Looking Glass • January 29, 2015


Futures of Making and Being • January 16, 2015


Liner Notes for a Lifetime Mix • January 9, 2015


Thirty-Four (a lifetime film list) • January 1, 2015


2014

How to Tell the User's Story • April 14, 2021


Thirty-Four (a lifetime mix) • December 31, 2014


We'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow. • December 19, 2014


The information is not entirely online. • December 12, 2014


"I just want something real to happen." • December 4, 2014


Blackfridaycore • November 28, 2014


We are all working for different futures. • November 21, 2014


Hyper-local NIMBYism (and Other Easy Critiques) • November 13, 2014


The Inexorable March of Convenience • November 6, 2014


21st Century Simulacra • October 30, 2014


Something Wetter than Pixels • October 23, 2014


A cup of tea and a crowbar materialize in space... • October 16, 2014


Truth and Ditto • October 9, 2014


Take Time • October 4, 2014


Flesh and Machine • October 1, 2014


Going Postal • September 29, 2014


Independent Brains • September 27, 2014


The Disappointment of Now • September 25, 2014


Time-Collapsers, Great and Small • September 23, 2014


On Expertise and Control • August 13, 2014


Remote Viewing • March 30, 2014


Maybe that acquisition is just good advertising. • March 26, 2014


"Disruption" • March 14, 2014


Guts • March 9, 2014


This Mediated Life • March 4, 2014


Groupthink • February 25, 2014


There’s a person at the other end. • February 21, 2014


More destabilizing ideas, please. • February 20, 2014


We don't solve real problems anymore. • February 19, 2014


Detroit • January 22, 2014


Being Online in 2014 • January 3, 2014


Loves and Resolutions • January 1, 2014


2012

Don't Be So Linear • October 15, 2012


Stuck in Idle • August 11, 2012


Several Things I Have Learned • May 29, 2012


Playing with Data • May 14, 2012


On Digital Davids and Goliaths: Why the Design We Trust Usually Comes from the Little Guy • March 13, 2012


Future Daydream • January 10, 2012


2011

Ethical Technology, 5 • December 15, 2011


Ethical Technology, 4 • December 14, 2011


Ethical Technology, 3 • December 13, 2011


Ethical Technology, 2 • December 12, 2011


Ethical Technology, 1 • December 11, 2011


Smarter, Better Cyborgs • September 16, 2011


How Should We Contain the Cloud • July 15, 2011


The Folly of the Flock • June 1, 2011


2010

We are Latently Enslaved by Our Own Ingenuity • February 10, 2010


2009

Interview with John Maeda • July 24, 2009


Can Any Problem Be Solved? • February 6, 2009


21st Century Skillset • February 3, 2009


The End of Solitude • January 27, 2009


Time Definitely Has Value • January 26, 2009


The Great Equalizer • January 23, 2009


In Real Life • January 19, 2009


Respond • January 7, 2009


2008

Interview with Silas Munro • September 22, 2008


Interview with Eric Karjaluoto • August 18, 2008