Thoughts on design + society

That Maytagged feeling

If you’ve ever been surfing you may be familiar with the term, Maytag. If not, hopefully you’ve done laundry once or twice and can make the connection. To be Maytagged is to be tumbled about as if you were in a washing machine. You don’t know which direction is up and you feel utterly powerless to fight the ocean. When you find...

Ripples to Rocks on Mars

I began my career as a geologist, and in 2006 I was working at the US Geological Survey in Santa Cruz, CA. My specialty was geomorphology – the study of the processes that shape the landscape – rivers, glaciers etc. At the USGS I worked with sedimentologist David Rubin. We made numerical and visual models of sedimentary structures, aka...

Design Ideas from Things That Stink

@neonmauve and I have been interested in design and the senses for quite some time. With both of us having tackled this topic in various ways in the past and in aspects of our current work, we decided it would be neat to congeal what we have and submit a proposal for a SXSW presentation. We won’t know if we’re selected until...

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