Thinking Outside The Cube (visualization)

Black dots – people that follow the rules of the cube and move along the lines. (I wanted to make them more in sync with each other, but lost patience in doing so 😉

Red dots – people that don’t follow the rules of the cube and move independantly outside the system.

click on the image to view animation:

Both have their own function: the black ones – to maintain the system, the red ones – to test and hack it.

approx. ratio: 1 red dot for 9 black dots.

p.s. All the black dots love watching parades and be part of any sync movements. All the red dots are mavericks and independent thinkers.

Zeitgeist: doped generations

here’s a movie worth watching, it’s called Zeitgeist and is over 2 hours long! It’s about the myths and creation of parallel realities by those who seek to control you and me. I also love the art direction of this film!

a short clip from the film, a footage used from “Network” 1976, as an appetizer:)

enjoy the film.

here’s a trailer to the sequel that will be out in october 2008:

Memes are replicators of consciousness?

Susan’s Blackmore’s fascinating talk about memes and temes (techno memes). She explains how memes work and survive (self replicating information) and after watching it i thought that this principle is similar to the way consciousness expands… i wrote about it a while ago in Big Bang Theory of Consciousness
So it seems like memes are replicators of consciousness. I will go along with that. 😉

http://www.ted.com Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology — and invents ways to keep itself alive

Conscious design and sustainability

“I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary… In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.”
Phillippe Starck, via PSFK.
Here’s a great presentation of Phillippe ( at TED last year) in which he talks about consious approach in designing things:

love his vision!

I believe that in the future there will be less useless things produced, also companies that design short-life products, i.e. 1 time use razors or pens or napkins, etc – they will subside and eventually dissapear simply because these are contrary to sustainability. Lasting value is the future ethics of production and design.

Also there will be less cheap products on the market too and I guess that China (the leader on this market) will face the dilemma of re-inventing it’s business philosophy.

When? Shortly after 2012, perhaps ;).

Mushroom buildings of the future

As architects are searching for new ergonomical and eco-friendly designs , I just thought that buildings that resemble mushrooms are not such a bad idea. Nature is the best architect of all. When you look closer at a mushroom you can see that the creator has thought of every possible little detail that is ergonomically and technically perfect as well as aesthetically pleasing. In other words – there is no fault in a mushroom!

mushroom-city.jpg

The roof surface of a mushroom shaped building is perfect for collecting solar power. So the buildings can be energy sustainable. Using the principle of natural cooling system of a mushroom is also a big advantage.