links for 2009-05-27

  • The author expounds on the virtues of man­u­al labour, and the per­ver­si­ties of much knowl­edge work. Inter­est­ing to read w.r.t. the mak­ing ver­sus think­ing debate hap­pen­ing in design cir­cles cur­rent­ly: “The gap between the­o­ry and prac­tice stretch­es out in front of you, and this is where it gets inter­est­ing. What you need now is the kind of judg­ment that aris­es only from expe­ri­ence; hunch­es rather than rules. For me, at least, there is more real think­ing going on in the bike shop than there was in the think tank.”

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.