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by nunoCR
May 14th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Is Design for Social Change Undemocratic?
Replies: 37
Views: 3950

Re: Is Design for Social Change Undemocratic?

So what if design for social change is undemocratic (which I don't think it is), being right and democratic don't necessarily go together. There is also this false connection between the market and democracy as if it actually promoted it nowadays. Democracy or other desirable states of affairs do no...
by nunoCR
January 8th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Let's pretend....
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Let's pretend....

Reading that makes me think of how difficult it would be with all of the burdens that the modern human has taken upon themselves. Order has evolved over a long period of time and trying to establish Order, especially on an empty planet sounds like disaster. Sure it might pan out, but the politics w...
by nunoCR
January 7th, 2011, 8:03 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Let's pretend....
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Let's pretend....

What are the necessities? As said before, Maslow's Pyramid is a good reference for both needs and wants. So I guess that food is the only true necessity. The fundamental building blocks of human survival in society consist of : 1)Energy; used to power 2)Industrial/Technological Raw Materials; used ...
by nunoCR
December 24th, 2010, 12:08 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Electronic's Lifespan
Replies: 18
Views: 2046

Re: Electronic's Lifespan

2 videos about this subject http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_7i6T_H78 Story of Electronics (short story) http://vimeo.com/17750184 Pyramids of Waste (long story) This is, from my perceptive, a symptomatic problem and not a root problem (like a runny nose when you are infected with a flu) I also don...
by nunoCR
December 19th, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 277
Views: 176030

Re: What are you reading?

Was reading, but did not finish
The Hidden Persuaders

Now reading
The Cancer Stage of Capitalism
by nunoCR
September 7th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: designer's accord and green design
Topic: The big green buy
Replies: 6
Views: 30322

Re: The big green buy

I'm going to poke a stick here and say
it's not gonna happen for a number of reasons, some of each can be humorously seen here :)
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-j ... ent-future
by nunoCR
August 13th, 2010, 3:32 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Is Nature the Best Desinger
Replies: 31
Views: 16998

Re: Is Nature the Best Desinger

NURB wrote:Additionally, there are theories out there that suggest you can get through childbirth without feeling pain (something my wife and 99.9% of other women will disagree with, but never the less.)
It can actually be painless and quite enjoyable it seems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5bm9-B6Ec4
by nunoCR
August 9th, 2010, 6:46 am
Forum: design research
Topic: Is Nature the Best Desinger
Replies: 31
Views: 16998

Re: Is Nature the Best Desinger

If nature is the best designer, it is also the worst.
99% of all species (designs) that have existed have gone extinct.
Nature doesn't aim, it shots at random within certain limits.
What makes life the ultimate self-perpetuating mechanism is its diversity.
by nunoCR
July 8th, 2010, 6:43 am
Forum: designer's accord and green design
Topic: not so green..
Replies: 6
Views: 16190

Re: not so green..

HatenGasoline13 wrote:You should check out the Penn and Teller Bullsh*t episode about bottled water.
:lol: that video is great
by nunoCR
July 2nd, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: G20 Toronto
Replies: 38
Views: 2349

Re: G20 Toronto

Why is it that such places are chosen for such meetings anyway?
You are trying to find an obvious solution to something that might be done on purpose.
by nunoCR
June 28th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: G20 Toronto
Replies: 38
Views: 2349

Re: G20 Toronto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLpKSAZ5qiI

agent provocateurs are not theories, since the Canadian police in Quebec admitted it.
by nunoCR
May 25th, 2010, 5:53 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Any one into Generative Design ?
Replies: 243
Views: 39316

Re: Any one into Generative Design ?

So, basically generative design is, the manipulation of the architectural constraints of an object (the "genes") in order to generate as many design variations as possible (offspring), and then do an artificial selection to arrive at the most fitting one towards the desired outcome (environment)? I...
by nunoCR
May 17th, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Any one into Generative Design ?
Replies: 243
Views: 39316

Re: Any one into Generative Design ?

So, basically generative design is, the manipulation of the architectural constraints of an object (the "genes") in order to generate as many design variations as possible (offspring), and then do an artificial selection to arrive at the most fitting one towards the desired outcome (environment)? I ...
by nunoCR
April 25th, 2010, 7:02 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Social value of Design?
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Social value of Design?

say what you want about capitalism and corporations, but this is the system responsible our current society, with the best standard of living that the human race has ever seen. Standard of living is based primarily on income, not to be confused with quality of life, in which case capitalism overall...
by nunoCR
April 25th, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Social value of Design?
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Re: Social value of Design?

Ultimately, it comes down to the relationship between the design and society. So it can have a social value or it can't, depending on the structure of society and it's economy. Being a tool, design, just like science, can be used for the betterment of society as it can be used for it's detriment. In...