Julie Zhuo on the Lessons of Good Design
“The greatest frustration is feeling like you’re getting too much criticism from too many people (which, according to #2, means your design is not yet good). This is either because a) you’re working under too many constraints; b) you’re not exploring solutions broadly enough; or c) the problem is beyond your current skill level.”
A skeptic’s guide to thinking about AI
Alston documented his travels across the U.S. studying extreme poverty. He questions whether policy makers are giving enough thought to how the use of machine learning technology is impacting the most vulnerable people in the country–and if it is violating human rights. “It is extremely important for an audience interested in AI to recognize that when we take a social welfare system and … put on top of it ways to make it more efficient, what we’re doing is doubling down on injustices,” he says.
Design Museum – Arms Trade Out! – Campaign Against Arms Trade
“It is deeply hypocritical for the museum to display and celebrate the work of radical anti-corporate artists and activists, while quietly supporting and profiting from one of the most destructive and deadly industries in the world. Hope to Nope is making the museum appear progressive and cutting-edge, while its management and trustees are happy to take blood money from arms dealers.”
More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why
“We’ve seen growing interest in rapidly changing cities and in rural areas where they’re really trying to make capital investments that anchor community wealth,” Hoover says. “Business retention makes more sense than trying to attract Amazon HQ2,” she adds. “Why don’t we invest in our local ecosystem and retain what’s already here?”
The Camera, Transformed by Machine Learning – Core77
The mental image of a camera in our collective consciousness is every bit as anachronistic as a floppy disk used to represent “save”.
Emptiness is the path to creativity, explains MUJI’s design philosopher
I find emptiness/śūnyatā/ku to be one of the most difficult Buddhist concepts for my Western-educated mind to grasp.