Over the last few days I've wondered how the political spectrum appears in design discourse, and how this applies to designers generally. But I always get stuck on one thing—where are all the conservative designers?
One of the things that has fascinated me recently is the re-emergence of the tribal aesthetic, in fashion, design and film. Not tribal as in terrible tattoos, but tribal in the sense of the tribe—be that North and South American, Scandanavian, Celtic...
In a piece for the Age, Andrea Carson derides Twitter, at its worst, as little more than "a narcissistic medium of personal updates about nothing of consequence: a 'Daily Me' for a world that is obsessed with the individual and celebrity."1Carson, Andrea: 'Vacuous, shallow, banal - don't believe the twype' in The Age, Monday, 11th of October, 2010
I recently purchased a to-do list app for my iPhone. While this may not seem to be a revelation, there was something different about this app. It presented itself as a game.
If you like, you can read a brief NOTEI thought long and hard about how to do this first post for the new Convert To Shape. What would it be on? How would I write it? Should it be more formal, and appear as a proper essay, or would it be an extended piece of commentary? Perhaps these questions should have been resolved before beginning writing, but here we are. Inevitably, it is the content that has directed which way the good ship HMAS Convert To Shape will head. on this first piece.
The past week has seen sweeping changes on the inside and out of Convert To Shape. Emboldened with a new look, courtesy of an unfortunate pilot error, this blog sets sail in a new direction.