Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming that currently influence me. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
Bill Buxton delivering 45 of the most important minutes on design thinking and practice I’ve experienced in recent memory. This is a recording of a presentation from 2008 at IIT in Chicago. Buxton is a senior investigator at Microsoft Research and author of Sketching User Experience. This is NOT a “buy my book” talk that summarizes its points. Rather, it offers different and complementary information.
Flat-pack Futures: the insufficiently weird, bland corporate view of tomorrow
Cory Doctorow writes:
Scott Smith’s presentation “Beware of Flat-Pack Futures” is a stinging critique of the thoughtless corporate futurism that he delivered at Media Future Week in Almere, Netherlands. His “flat-pack futures” are the insufficiently weird, bland, like-today-only-moreso futures we see depicted all around us. He proposes a weirder, more textured, more contradictory future and a toolkit for thinking about it. It’s a whole hour, but it’s an hour very, very well spent.
Jeanne Gang: Arrival City Urbanism - #LiveWork How do ecologies and technologies intersect in cities? What impact does architecture have on our communities? Jeanne Gang shows us how architects reimagine our cities and how we live in them.
Umair Haque suggests that ‘TED thinking’ — the sort that underlies the techno-utopianism behind the TED conference and much of the triumphalist ‘we can do anything’ discourse on the web — does an injustice to the power of ideas, and trivializes the issuse we are confronted with.
What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake - Toyo Ito
The Metabolist Movement in the 1960s established the foundation from which contemporary architecture in Japan has emerged up to the present. Even today, the visionary architectural and urban projects created by the leading Metabolist Kiyonori Kikutake continue to shine brightly, according to Toyo Ito. In this lecture, he will consider Metabolism’s significance today through his rereading of Kikutake’s works of that time.