Archive for the ‘empathy’ Category

The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


The summer is the season for open(air) art exhibitions. At eye-catching locations sculptures arise to enlighten passers-by. One of the arguments to organise these temporary exhibitions is that the city or neighborhood can show-off their dedication to the arts or the artists. And usually it truly lifts the spirit of the square or street and you kind […]


malfatto

06Apr11

“Malfatto” is Italian for “poorly made”—a tongue-in-cheek designation of an approach to design that privileges controlled experimentation, the hand of the maker, and materials research that is not directly related to industrial thinking. Advocated perhaps most passionately by the Italian architect and industrial designer Gaetano Pesce – who introduced the concept forty years ago, when […]


The meaning of facial expressions have intrigued artists and scientists through the ages. The art of expressing emotions is explicitly used in theater, cartoons and animation. Apart from the body also the face is elementary to bring a character alive. Goya used this in his Caprioches: the 80 prints of universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society […]


vent des forets

19Sep10

Sculptures hidden in de forests near Verdun (france)


They all are kind of the same: the selftests for learning, thinking, coping somehow end up in likewise quadrants (Deming: plan, do, act, check; Kolb: accomodating, diverging, converging, assimilating and Gregorc thinking styles – also see picture). On top of that Four Sight “innovation tools help people meet challenges more effectively. Used by teams and […]


Balancing act

26Nov09

Explanation of Forresters persona’s in the online ecosystem and how the are used to create meaningful interactive applications. Talk by Jim Richardson at Kom je ook3 (Mediamatic)