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commodification same hopes & desires same choice of stores the same houses and the same decorations in those houses EFFICIENCY fruit from the other side of the world part II Do our sexual norms derive from the invention of chimneys … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Roman Mars

02:30 If you look carefully at the entire built world, you can find little stories in every tiny thing. If you recognise that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate — and probably … Continue reading

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Logic, like mathematics, is regarded by many designers with suspicion. Much of it is based on various superstitions about the kind of force logic has in telling us what to do. First of all, the word “logic” has some currency … Continue reading

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A Graph of Tradeoffs

Regarding the problem of designing a vacuum cleaner, architect Christopher Alexander spells out the tradeoffs using a completely connected 2-coloured graph: Four desirable properties = nodes, and 2-way connections between them = edges. The edges are “coloured” with {+, −}. … Continue reading

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