The Cabinet of Curious Cargo

  • October 12, 2016 Curious Cargo 6: Middle Managing the Future

    This is sort of about the weird history of scenarios planning (about which I know very little). But maybe it is really about what I’m doing with my life.

  • August 09, 2015 Curios Cargo 5: Of Battled Matter & Chains Supplied Soylently

    I begin by introducing two Highly Revealing Terms: Matter Battle and the Soylent Supply Chain. I end by making an attempt at linking these notions to emotional labour and its place in the time of auto...

  • May 26, 2015 Curious Cargo 4: Hand Made

    In an effort to come to grips with a stray bit of marketing language, I come dangerously close to having sweeping opinions about labour under industrial production. If you like watching videos of thin...

  • April 11, 2015 Curious Cargo 3: Solving Problems with Problem Setting

    Today, I’d like to use a core element of design education to illustrate the importance of context in how work gets evaluated. I’ll introduce Raymond Loewy’s MAYA and then things will get really ...

  • March 15, 2015 Curious Cargo 2: The Robot Who Considers Zipper Tabs

    This starts out with an example of *parts of an object are that way not for user-facing reasons but for production reasons*. Then it talks about affordance, barcodes, the robot readable world, and —...

  • March 02, 2015 Curious Cargo 1: The Industrial of Industrial Design

    I’d like to share two articles and then have some Opinions. The first is about cars and the second is about clothes. The opinions are about paying attention to the whole of industrial design.