Arquivo para fevereiro \28\UTC 2013


Post-Planetary #1 – Kickstart

Being discussing some heavy “techno-political-where-is-the-human-place-form?” stuff lately.

We might consider many things in those aspects, what constitute life? Form of life? Being alive? What are we as life forms IF we are life forms at all. Maybe not form, just life. This post will be about concepts and a small space to serve as a brainstorm session – defining a path in which I want to walk for the rest of the course. To be honest that path won’t follow a single line but many branches. The good thing is, there is no right or wrong branch to be followed. Just space to walk on.

I would like to begin presenting myself as a design student, therefore I am hoping to be a designer of some sort. I want to design. The idea of manipulating variables to make “things” (those things to be determined in the future) create no objects of instant desire nor ideas to sell and make money by appealing to a false sense of (f)utility as we see today, many objects being made “necessary” based on nothing but pure “you must have it”. Design to impact the social through change, radical change not small increments. Re-thinking things or system if necessary. Extrapolating.

That would be the first step in framing my research topic on Post-Planetary. How the designer is going to be? We see design as a tool, technology but knowledge. An intellectual asset that can be used in many things. Not only graphics, UI, objects or to make a nice car so a billionaire can buy it to keep his reputation as a billionaire into the society. It’s about designing the systems that allow a car to be made. Creating the system and tampering with it. Manipulating, adding, subtracting – messing with it! Why not?! Like kids toying around with their building blocks – they are manipulating pieces in order to make something. Creation involves manipulation. At least the man-made creations.

Bio-politics, technology, surveillance, data, information, etc. All those words carry many meanings and are rich in setting up a theater of operations in order to realize things. Theater of operations is something we as designers use a lot. Maybe most of the designers out there reading that right now (if there any) will be puzzled by that affirmation – “What? I do that?!” – Yes you do. I might tap into that subject later.

My research topic is not clear yet, specially because I have many options and keywords to look after before deciding but as a matter of starting to draw out my Theater of operations my main bounds/keywords would be education, society, gamification and augmented reality. Examples saw in Assassins Creed with the Animus machine where you can see and re-vive your ancestors memory and learn what they knew along the process. Ways of teaching what yours ancestors took an entire life to master in a matter of months.  That’s augmented reality and can be used to bring us to a gamification.

Slowly walking and searching I can see a small but potentially great theater of operations rising up. Now I will have to think about that and the political implications of those subjects in order to construct a better and more defined research topic.


Aterro Sanitário

Lixo da Vez - Ronaldo o FENOMENO?!

Oi, queria agradecer ao espaço cedido pelo amigo e também entusiasta da copa, Bocadoogro.
Vocês sabem que eu sempre fui brasileiro desde que nasci no Brasil. Gosto muito do brasil e vou curtir muito assistir a copa do meu telão de cinema na minha casa lá na europa.

Mas vim aqui para um assunto mais importante. Essa palhaçada toda de protesto a respeito de usar dinheiro da copa para fazer hospital. Amigo, repito e disse, não se faz copa com hospital! Precisamos de estádio. Esse dinheiro que foi pro estádio não iria para hospital. Se não fosse pela copa o estádio nem o hospital existiria.

Vocês reclamam de hospital, não entendo! Sempre que fico gripado ou preciso de médico o Sírio-Libânes tá lá de boa. Não entendo essas reclamações. Neste ponto eu apoio meu amigo Pelé, grande sábio. Vamos esquecer essas bobeiras e focar na copa.

Grande abraço para vocês, do Ronaldinho Fenômeno.