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Light on the Water

This form of natural focussing appears like writing on a surface in this video clip which I made in response to the Richard Feynman commentary on ‘seeing’. Feynman’s explanation is concerned with how the workings of the senses gives us… Continue reading

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What Is Embodied Cognition?

This is a short discussion paper to help locate a big topic. It was generated in the Grad Studies Elective class ‘Creative Insight; Arts/Science/Design collaboration’ with Chris Rose. The human body has nothing more than its various surfaces and other… Continue reading

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Heterotopia

‘Heterotopia’ is a very strange but exciting book due for publication in late 2012 from Zero Books. It takes a journey through ideas for transforming engineering education, through the voices different philosophers and local communities. This book is definitely for like minded… Continue reading

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Why Make?

There’s so much stuff in the world; why should we make any more? This question often arises; here is a possible answer. We are embodied beings — that means the entirety of our lived experience (the ‘stuff’ of experience) has an… Continue reading

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A New World: Travelling to America from Europe

My own Father never travelled to the Americas. I’m sitting listening to Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” in Providence Rhode Island. In a former time in the ‘Massachusett’ language this was a part of the country they referred to as The… Continue reading

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Hi-Res

In all the places I have met students of art and design over the past twenty years, in Helsinki, London, Oxford, Paris, Delft, Warsaw, Berlin, Naples, Bangalore, Sydney, Brisbane and here in the USA, the desire is tangible; for design… Continue reading

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