In the Bubble has ratings and 16 reviews. Kars said: It’s interesting to read this eight years after publication. The parts where Thackara heaps exam. So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to. In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World. Author: John Thackara. Publication : Cover Image citations per article, View colleagues of John Thackara.
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But nobody seems to have designed urban sprawl, it just happens-or so it appears.
Mosse rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Space, Politics, Affect N. On just one single day of the days I have spent writing this book, as much world trade was carried out as in the whole of ; as much scientific research was published as in the whole of ; as many telephone calls were made as in all of ; as many e-mails were sent as in Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after.
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World by John Thackara
This book disappointed on many levels. Nov 08, Asaad Mahmood rated it it was ok. John Marshall rated it it was amazing Nov 13, We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Read more reviews by the Orton Family Foundation in our Scenarios e-journal at bubblr The interactions between all these systems and human behavior are complicated and ij to understand-but the policies themselves are not the result of chance.
But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. There are good generic takeaways, but the book itself is very situated, which makes its potential quite limited in my opinion.
The author organizes the book poorly, with ideas from earlier chapters being recycled through later ones. I did enjoy the section on designing things to mimic nature, and had a good laugh at all the outlandish things that could’ve been the next big thing.
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This New York-based organization advocates for a free, distributed and open geographic information infrastructure to help citizens engage in meaningful dialogue about their places. There’s also contradictions, sometimes hot air, and a bit of self-promotion I don’t really care about Doors of Perception, the conference he organizes.
In this, he reminds us that humor helps keep an open mind. And new principles–above all, lightness–inform the way these services are designed and used. Thackara doesn’t speak to this directly, but I was drawn to think of our automotive-based society: Chanel Oosthuizen rated it liked it May 12, With alternative situations evocatively in mind, we can design our way from here to there. All over the world, alternative models of organizing daily life are being tried and tested right now.
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Jul 24, Oyceter rated it liked it Shelves: One of the most important design challenges I pose bubbel this book is to make thhe processes and systems that surround us intelligible and knowable. Designing in a Complex World. The design focus is on services, not things. Who will look after it, and how? Andrea Samar rated it really liked it Nov 26, Scott rated it it was amazing Jan 04, No trivia or quizzes yet.
A lot of insights, but not so pleasant to get through. It’s interesting to read this eight years after publication.
Thackara tells us of ancient Greece’s symposiarch who could enforce drinking or nude dancing on too-serious feasters. Quite amazing and scary at the same time.
Preview — In the Bubble by John Thackara. What is this stuff for? On closer inspection, however, urban sprawl is not mindless at all. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if “tech” ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. John Thackara, described as a “design guru, critic and business provocateur” by Fast Companyis the Director of Doors of Perception, a design futures network based in Amsterdam and Bangalore.
Andrea rated it thac,ara liked it Aug 02, These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Designing for a Complex World. Kept forgetting that this was written 9 years ago. Admittedly this book is dated and seems most so when it considers the unnamed Internet of Thing reality that is already upon.