Vuk Trifkovic

Three Links & Brutalist Skopje


I - Timmer on Gadamer, Kahn and Ive

Hermeneutical design, now there's the thing!

Granted, the article is too long, the parallels too drawn out. Nonetheless, absolute kudos to Sjors for tackling the issue of the design conversations with the past head on. Dealing with big topics, as is his wont.

In often superficial world of Dribbblization . . .

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November 30, 2014

Three links & the other Murakami


I - Rem Koolhas on Smart Cities

If you don't trust the other voices against Smart Cities (say, Greenfield and Kim), then at least listen to Rem.

This transfer of authority has been achieved in a clever way by calling their city smart – and by calling it smart, our city is condemned to being stupid.

If you don't trust me on Spießer . . .

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November 23, 2014

Three Links & Sun Cinema


I - Bridle on Living on the Electromagnetic Border

In the last 5 years James Bridle has gone from a Tumblr-sensation to Iain Sinclair of the millennial generation.

The first piece in Salon / CreativeTimeReports is too diffuse, tethering on the edge of rambling.

The second, based on his Sinclair-esque attempt to walk the perimeter of the . . .

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November 16, 2014

Three Links & Criolo


I - Let's not teach our kids to code...

It's refreshing to read a contrarian angle to "teach kids to code" discussion, even if I disagree with Bonanzinga's and Mutlu's points.

Yes, understanding user experiences is crucial. Nonetheless, understanding code becomes even more important, precisely because:

-- Now we’re . . .

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November 09, 2014

Three Links & Sol Campbell


I - Hidden Lives of Ordinary Mechanical Pencils

Wonderful essay from excellent Object Lessons series curated by Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg.

I never got into mechanical pencils. Never developed the requisite light touch.

If you have an object to give lesson on - they are after contributors.

III - Levin & Garcia Reinvent Camera . . .

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November 02, 2014

Nest in Suburbia

Connected home in the city

We might disagree on what is and is not IoT. We will all agree that the "learning thermostat" Nest is it.

Seeing Nest's recent video promoting their Works with Nest programme piqued my interest.

Nest Propaganda

"Nest propaganda" as Bruce Sterling had it is predictably polished piece of cinematography.

What struck me . . .

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October 30, 2014

Three Links & Brutalism


I - 1990s Web makes a comeback

If it is in NY Mag and in Fast Company Design, it has got to be true.

I have not tried Facebook's Room yet, but following up on Ello's VC round and restructuring as public benefit corporation and the Tilde.Club, it feels like a genuine trend.

What's behind the trend? I don't actually doubt . . .

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October 24, 2014


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