This blog post is derived from an article I wrote in response to a request from the Students’ Society of Architecture, Jadavpur University, India, in 2008.
Build bridges that link across chasms and break down walls that divide communities: these are the spatial symbols of transformation towards reconciliation and unity, ie transilience as a movement from one place to another. Who would deny that communities need to seek common ground and unite in shared purpose?
Some ethical problems: uneven access, inflated claims of egalitarian access, presumption of growth, the deception of conspicuous simulations, the primacy of calculative reason, and obsessions with devices rather than the socio-technical systems of which they are a part. The critical theorists (see Wired-up Words) identify potent areas of critique, but a hermeneutical perspective presents an ethical…
Design-led research seeks to understand the world through direct intervention by the researcher, rather than detached observation.
Extract from a Letter to ARQ about the way the REF encourages certain collaborations and a diversity of research outputs.
Comment about the lament of sustained reading practices. These need to be seen in the context of a growth in online writing and publishing.
Are new patterns of media production and consumption destroying home life?
Discussion of some of the issues and problems involved in mapping sounds.
Raises the question of how Derrida’s thinking about intertextuality has been applied to the Internet
Tuning as a metaphor for the era of smartphones.