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Work Calendar
The numbers function like pages as well as following the order in which the module runs... So if your click on a date it shows you what i did on that day... It moves in chronological order up to my final piece...
Digital Nature
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Dmitri Siegel - Designing Our Own Graves

Quote "The design-your-life mindset is part of a wider cultural and economic phenonemon that I call prosumerism — simultaneous production and consumption." "Prosumerism is distinctly different from purchasing the tools for a do-it-yourself project. The difference can be seen most clearly in online products like Flickr and Wikipedia. These products embody an emerging form of inverted consumerism where the consumer provides the parts and the labor."

Notes - The prosumerism concept can be seen in our digtal world, we are no longer just consumers, but we are pruducers... In the days of print, when people would navigate via a map, they simply had to follow guidepost set by the the map (they were consumers), but now we can set new guide posts in a map via opensource...

Quote "Prosumerism is also changing the role of graphic design in the music industry. When the music industry made the shift to compact discs in the late 1980s, many designers complained that the smaller format would be the death of album art. Fifteen years later those predictions seem almost quaint." "The mp3 format and the ubiquity of downloading has shrunk the album art canvas to a 200x200 pixel jpg. Music videos, once the ultimate designer dream gig has shrunk as well."

Notes - The fact that people can simply google search a new song, listen to it, rate it 5 star without having gone through the route of seeing an advertisement is quite alarming for designer... Although many designers support prosumerism (opensource), yet maybe this could be our own suicide...


Essay link - http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=4307
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