This Tuesday night, 7/5 at the Windup Space, we’ll be holding a focus group of people who have become interested in WhoWeAm. The event is part of the D:Center’s monthly Design Conversations series. We’ll be showing a few short films and getting peoples thoughts and feedback about WhoWeAm: what it’s saying, where it’s going, and [...]
Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’
The current passivity of Democrats in the Senate is instructive. Even though the vast majority of Americans support raising taxes on those making over a quarter of a million dollars a year Senate leaders are convinced they won’t lose their seats if they don’t respond to majority opinion, and they may be right. The majority [...]
Why aren’t they looting in Japan? Surely, under those circumstances citizens are owed whatever they can grab. Who are they kidding? Who could blame them? You’d be a fool not to. If you don’t someone else will. At times like these, it’s every man—now person, for his or herself. But somehow, they don’t.
I’ve been thinking about winners and losers lately. Have you noticed that political contests on the US seem to be more about who’s winning and who’s losing—who’s scoring points, rather than developing support for ideas and leadership? Duh. Okay, less obvious: I’m wondering if one of the reasons many in the US seem unmoved by [...]
Yesterday, I heard columnist David Brooks of the New York Times talking about his new book, The Social Animal. He says his whole perspective as a journalist has changed. He now sees the policymaking—the human decision-making he’s been covering for decades very differently than he did before.
I don’t know about you, but it takes me a month to get past the holidays. For me, the holidays are mostly about spending time with family and friends. So what’s all the rest of the fanfare for? The ironic fact that culture doesn’t really matter in our culture is unfortunate because for us, as [...]
As Stephan said: clarity is half the battle. He’s right, of course. So what does the other half look like. This video is quick look at information from other times and places offers a perspective. Special thanks to Eric Smallwood for the sweet montage!
KEEP THOSE PHOTOS COMING! This week’s post further develops the theme that the things we set out on the landscape talk back to us. In past centuries those things were very different than what we block our horizon with now. The theme of this “Seeing Our World” thread is that it’s our artifacts that best [...]
THIS IS AN OPEN CALL TO PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS: We’re looking for images of the world you see around you everyday. We want photos of artifacts that raise questions about the culture that produced them—that arranged them, that built/manufactured/installed and left them. The search will be ongoing. Images you send may end [...]
Sorry for the delay in posting but I’ve been face down in grant writing for another project blah blah blah…moving on: Thinking in terms of culture is infectious. Pretty soon you start to see our nation’s problems differently. For example: the financial crisis and current attempts to use the S.E.C. accusation of Goldman to push [...]