2014 Class Discussion Links Archive

February 13
January 23rd
Value laden or not? / Plurality of values
Democratizing design
Dream, hope & settling / Sweet spot of plausibility
Extension of influence in disciplines other than design
Public deception / Hoax / Long term trust
Medium for design fiction
What should be built/destroyed?
Material of speculative thinking
Encountering and interpreting

January 16th
The Yes Men
Sol LeWitt

Stuart Hall, Encoding Decoding, Ch. 10 in Stuart Hall, Dorothy Hobson, Andrew Lowe and Paul Willis eds), Culture, Media, Language (London: Hutchinson, 1980), pp. 128-38

Why We’re Shutting off our Comments: Starting today, PopularScience.com will no longer accept comments on new articles. Here’s why, Suzanne LaBarr, September 24, 2013
Comment Ban Sets Off Debate, PAM BELLUCK, NY Times, September 30, 2013

January 14th
Food
Google Burger, Guardian (video)
Dinner is printed, A. J. JACOBS, New York Times, September 21, 2013
What’s for dinner in 2035, Alex Renton, The Observer, Saturday 5 January 2013

Mars
Manned Mission to Mars, Jonathan McCrea, Irish Times, Jan 9, 2014, 16:22
Mars One: “Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars”

Clones
Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go, NPR (audio)
Growing Organs – TED talk

Robots
Robot exoskeleton suits that could make us superhuman, Matthew Ponsford, for CNN , Wed May 22, 2013

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