I’d say slow down, find a quiet place and create time for solitude so you can hear yourself. It’s so noisy out there. And find the good ones around you –the patient, compassionate and interested– then elevate the conversation as often as you can. The things that nourish you are also the things that will nourish your work, give it purpose, depth and soul. It’s hard to say what those things may be, but life has taught me over and over that you don’t need to know if you are willing to ask.
Over the past few decades, we have helped build a corporate culture that systematically prioritizes short-term gains over longer-term product health.
A well written, intriguingly designed online essay by Fabricio Teixeira, Caio Braga and Emily Curtin about provoking change through the work we do every day as digital product designers. I totally agree, the world needs a tech diet.
The word ‘studio’ is derives from ‘study’. Our object is not to know the answers before we do the work. It’s to know them after we do it.
This dynamic hints at another shift: Even our most solid, real-world possessions are increasingly inseparable from the intangible and ephemeral digital world. Which means that as much as our relationship to digital possessions may be evolving, so is our relationship to tangible ones — and it’s not a relationship in which the consumer holds much power.
A great article by Dan Greene on The erosion of personal ownership in our increasingly connected world. I highly recommend checking out Internet of Shit on twitter afterwards to witness some of the ludicrous, unintentionally funny ramifications the internet of things holds when the current digital development goes bananas.
I just learned about the Festival of Transcultural Cinema to be honest, but I’m a fan of the responsible movie theater –located in our neighborhood– which has organised the Freiburger Film Forum since 1985 and this year’s program sounds quite fascinating, too:
… our 2021 festival program will take a closer look at everyday lives, working conditions, experiences of migration, the consequences of economic growth and questions of diverse cultural identities.
For one thing, I’m sad I can’t go to the cinema to watch some of the films and the accompanying programme on-site, then again it offers not only the residents but anyone who is interested the chance to attend the festival online this year between May 6th and 16th.
Having worked in an independent movie theater as a student myself, I commiserate with the local cinemas, which are struggling hard with the ongoing shutdown. That’s why, above all, I’m looking forward to the possibility to support a small movie theater during these difficult times while discovering non-mainstream movies in doing so —a win-win.