Speculative Everything

Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019841

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 4938

How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures.
Posted in Art

Made Up

Design's Fictions

Author: Tim Durfee

Publisher: Actar

ISBN: 9781532347887

Category: Architecture

Page: 108

View: 5987

At a time when "fake news" is part of our daily cultural lexicon, Made Up: Design's Fictions explores lies, fantasies, and other un-real scenarios as tools of design.
Posted in Architecture

The Failed Individual

Amid Exclusion, Resistance, and the Pleasure of Non-Conformity

Author: Katharina Motyl,Regina Schober

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359350782X

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 4566

"The freedom of the individual to aim high is a deeply rooted part of the American ethos but we rarely acknowledge its flip side: failure. If people are responsible for their individual successes, is the same true of their failures? This book brings together a variety of disciplinary approaches to explore how people fail in the United States and the West at large, whether economically, politically, socially, culturally, or physically. How do we understand individual failure, especially in the context of the zero-sum game of international capitalism? And what new spaces of resistance, or even pleasure, might failure open up for people and society?"--Amazon website.
Posted in Social Science

Memories of the Moon Age

Author: Lukas Feireiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959050050

Category: Artists' books

Page: 312

View: 1645

"Lukas Feireiss traces a visual cultural history of lunar exploration from past, to present, and future. The book explores space travel to the Moon as the ultimate flight of fancy for the human imagination and testing ground for ideas in reality"--Page 4 of cover.
Posted in Artists' books

Planetary Echoes

Exploring the Implications of Human Settlement in Outer Space

Author: Lukas Feireiss,Michael Najjar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959051910

Category: Astronomy

Page: 228

View: 9903

We now have the technology to reach nearby planets. Even though many long-term technical issues still need to be solved to create the conditions for a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on another planet, imagining humans as a multi-planetary species is no longer mere fantasy. Against this backdrop, the publication Planetary Echoes focuses on our imagination of life on other planets in the arts, literature, and sciences at the beginning of the 21st century, attempting to integrate the discourse into the very fabric of society today and connect artistic research and the abstract theoretical sciences on an international level.
Posted in Astronomy

Critical Design in Context

History, Theory, and Practices

Author: Matt Malpass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575199

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 2303

Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.
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X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis

Author: Ed Piskor

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 130250682X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 8019

Collecting X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis #1-2. The sequel to the critical smash hit X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN is here — and it’s all-new and all-different! Witness Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Sunfire and Thunderbird suiting up as X-Men for the very first time — all over again! Plus: The return of Banshee! The arrival of the Shi’ar! The Brood! The Starjammers! Watch as Marvel’s merry mutants take to the stars. See the first X-Men adventures of Kitty Pryde and Carol Danvers. And marvel at the grandeur and glory of the now-classic Dark Phoenix Saga! All through the lens of indie auteur Ed Piskor — who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you! This volume also includes an issue of Giant-Size X-Men and pinups by Arthur Adams, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee and Joe Madureira masterfully recolored by Ed. Presented in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree (9” x 13”).
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Design and art

Author: Alex Coles

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262532891

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 2850

The first anthology to address the rise of the "design-art" phenomenon—the breakdown of boundaries between art and architectural, graphic, or product design begun in the Pop and Minimalist eras.
Posted in Art

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 6992

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Posted in Fiction

Invader ZIM

Author: Eric Trueheart,Jhonen Vasquez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620104784

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 4827

Collects issues #21-25 of the Oni Press series Invader Zim.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Architectural Ethnography

Atelier Bow-Wow

Author: Jennifer Sigler,Leah Whitman-Salkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956793486

Category: Architecture

Page: 77

View: 4386

When Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the Tokyo-based firm Atelier Bow-Wow arrived at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as guest professors, in the winter of 2016, they challenged students to deeply consider their surroundings and record their reactions as a large pencil drawing. In this?public drawing? time is suspended and expanded; futures, presents, and pasts converge; and the act of drawing becomes an instrument of dialogue and engagement.00Tsukamoto and Kaijima later spoke about the project with K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at Harvard?s Graduate School of Design, and reflected on representation, occupation, and the democracy of architecture. They unfolded their concept of an?ecology of livelihood,? wherein shadowless figures, objects, and spaces coexist with construction details. Explaining their belief in the?behavioral capacities? of humans, architecture, and nature, Tsukamoto and Kaijima revealed the generosity of spirit in their work, and the importance of pushing such capacities to their most yielding limits.00'The Incidents' is a series of publications based on events that occurred at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design between 1936 and tomorrow.
Posted in Architecture

Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology

Author: Stacey E. Mills,Darryl Carter,Joel K. Greenson,Victor E. Reuter,Mark H. Stoler

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451152892

Category: Medical

Page: 3104

View: 6193

Completely updated, the Fifth Edition of this standard-setting two-volume reference presents the most advanced diagnostic techniques and the latest information on all currently known disease entities. More than 90 preeminent surgical pathologists offer expert advice on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. The Fifth Edition contains over 4,400 full-color photographs. This edition provides detailed coverage of the latest developments in the field, including new molecular and immunohistochemical markers for diagnosis and prognosis of neoplasia, improved classification systems for diagnosis and prognosis, the role of pathology in new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and the recognition of new entities or variants of entities. All full-color illustrations have been color-balanced to dramatically improve image quality.
Posted in Medical

Gangsta: Cursed.

Author: Kohske

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421595818

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 6645

A spin-off series from the hit manga Gangsta that tells the backstory of Marco Adriano. The man named Marco Adriano is a loyal and beloved member of the Cristiano Family, helping them protect the persecuted Twilight population in the city of Ergastulum. But he was once a boy code-named “Spas,” raised as a Hunter and assigned to the Destroyers Second Group for a single purpose: to track down and kill Twilights. After making the fateful decision to defy his fellow Hunters and save a young girl’s life, Spas finds himself caught between the worlds of the Normals and the Twilights. Branded a traitor by the Hunters, yet still considered an enemy by all the other factions, he’s on the run and desperately trying to find his way through the carnage and chaos that surround him.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

Extrapolation Factory - Operator's Manual

Publication Version 1.0 - Includes 11 Futures Modeling Tools

Author: Elliott P. Montgomery,Chris Woebken

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532713354

Category: Arts and society

Page: 113

View: 655

Conversations about the future are often overly simplified and based on popularized visions of what could be. In The Extrapolation Factory Operator's Manual, Montgomery and Woebken illuminate their work to democratize futures research, elucidating strategies culled from think tanks and futurists as well as models and techniques they've developed for organizing collaborative futures explorations. Their approaches introduce a range of visioning methods that, when shared with non-futurists in community and organizational forums, could profoundly influence our ability to envision possible futures. The text is published as a bilingual manual in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Posted in Arts and society

Design act

socially and politically engaged design today : critical roles and emerging tactics

Author: Magnus Ericson,Ramia Mazé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934105610

Category: Design

Page: 327

View: 373

How do contemporary design practices engage with political and societal issues? Can design realize ideas that lead to significant change? Where would the change happen: in the design studio, on the factory floor, in exhibition settings or on the street? Some of the design world's greatest practitioners, including architects, came together for a multi-faceted, three-year project sponsored by Iaspis. This book, the project's culmination, comprises texts, interviews, drawings and other artwork in three sections: WHAT brings together contemporary and historical writings; HOW analyzes common issues and emerging tactics within socially and politically engaged design; and WHERE offers a broad perspective on new forms of design practice. Featuring facsimiles of 36 projects from the Design Act archive, this rich book is a must-have for designers who care about their role in the wider world.
Posted in Design

Future Shock

Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553277375

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

View: 773

Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change
Posted in Social Science


Learning Architecture for the Twenty First Century

Author: Gerrard O'Carroll,Iain Aitch,Iwona Blazwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957429901

Category: Architecture

Page: 187

View: 3577

'Darkitecture' is an anthology of texts and projects exploring how we learn about and build architecture for real communities in the 21st century. It draws on the ideas and methods of the late architect and Royal College of Art tutor Gerrard O'Carroll, a vibrant and unorthodox thinker of architecture.
Posted in Architecture


Italian Radical Design, 1965-75

Author: Maria Cristina Didero,Evan Snyderman,Catharine Rossi,Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934951

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 4211

SuperDesignis the only wide-ranging look at the short-lived but powerfully influential movement known as Italian Radical design. In numerous exclusive interviews, unreleased photographs, original drawings and artwork unearthed from personal archives, and newly commissioned photography of rarely seen works, SuperDesigncasts new light on this tumultuous period of design. What started as a largely student-led rally against the establishment and a rejection of accepted design norms became a movement that brought together some of the most dynamic and avant-garde thinkers and creative makers across Italy. SuperDesignreveals how and why these designers changed the way we think about the objects that surround us during this short yet action-packed time. Through enigmatic, confrontational, and even distasteful objects, peppered with innovations in the interiors of youth discos and subversive performances, the Radicals projected design's new era as equal parts Pop Art, play, Surrealism, and futurism. Alongside the exclusive primary source material, SuperDesignfeatures additional essays by top design scholars Deyan Sudjic and Catharine Rossi. This book demystifies these fantastic works and tells the stories behind the often contentious relationships between the key figures of the movement (some of whom remain at odds still, nearly fifty years later). Bridging Hippie Modernism and Memphis, SuperDesignis a lively document of how the iconoclasm and bold experimentation of the Italian Radicals continues to influence design today.
Posted in Design