Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tricking the tricked tricksters

I am talking tomorrow (today, actually, Oct 31st) in Van Abbe Museum, at a mini-conference Tricksters Tricked, the final event of a week-long exhibition arranged in the museum around the Dutch Design Week. The conference is not very clearly described … Continue reading

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John Thackara moderates the World Design Forum in Eindhoven

The forum was moderated by John Thackara, director of the Doors of Perception; here he welcomes the participants.  The theme of this year’s WDF was Social Innovation, and a motto/slogan of the day Igniting Social Enterprise. John is a designer,  entrepreneur, writer, philosopher … Continue reading

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Design Minded: Caviar Rouge Forum

This image is from the exhibition called Liberation of Light, currently held in the Design House of Eindhoven (and also a part of the Dutch Design Week); but I came to the place not so much to see the exhibition, … Continue reading

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Design Minded: Caviar Rouge Forum

This image is from the exhibition called Liberation of Light, currently held in the Design House of Eindhoven (and also a part of the Dutch Design Week); but I came to the place not so much to see the exhibition, … Continue reading

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Opening of Caviar Rouge

A short, but a very interesting performance by Olimdjon Beknazarov opened the Caviar Rouge Project, part of the Dutch Design Week. The artist has combined seemingly uncombinable cultural traditions, blending the Japanese costumes, Christian music and Arabic body language in … Continue reading

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Opening of the Caviar Rouge Project

A short, but a very interesting performance by Olimdjon Beknazarov opened the Caviar Rouge Project, part of the Dutch Design Week. The artist has combined seemingly uncombinable cultural traditions, blending the Japanese costumes, Christian music and Arabic body language in … Continue reading

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Opening of the Dutch Design Week

Hans Robertus, head of the Dutch Design Week, welcomes and greets the participants of the opening ceremony in the Klokgebouw (also on behalf of his femme team, symbolized by the Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!” poster mosaic. The week … Continue reading

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he future of design is designless

Genrich Altshuller, the author of the TRIZ approach to innovation, once gave a definition of ‘ideal solution’ of any problem. He wrote that “the ideal solution should solve the initial problem, but has to ceased to exist itself [thus avoiding … Continue reading

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The future of design is designless

Genrich Altshuller, the author of the TRIZ approach to innovation, once gave a definition of ‘ideal solution’ of any problem. He wrote that “the ideal solution should solve the initial problem, but has to ceased to exist itself [thus avoiding … Continue reading

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Fractal Death

I became familiar with fractals relatively early in my life (I used to study math, and was able to understand something beyond the very basics); or, to be more precise, those early years of my life happened to occur around … Continue reading

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