Still going strong

Love this Al Jazeera feature of Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 93-year-old yoga teacher. She was born in India, worked as a model and documentary filmmaker, and has taught yoga for over 45+ years. She holds the record for “world’s oldest yoga teacher” according to Guinness World…

The Fetishism of Process

There’s a risk of making a fetish of process over product, of the act of collaboration over the artifact that results from it. How important is it that a product was produced through an open, distributed network if, in the end, it serves the interests…

Designing for Collaborative Consumption

Last night I had the honor of speaking at TEDxKreuzberg, which was a lot fun and the perfect opportunity to polish up some ideas and practice pontificating in front of a crowd. My talk was about Designing for Collaborative Consumption, and it was inspiring to…

The Entertainment Complex

The figure of Death presides over the front entrance of a carnival sideshow whose spectators watch performers undergo unspeakable degradations so grotesquely compelling that the spectators’ eyes become larger and larger until the spectators themselves are transformed into gigantic eyeballs in chairs, while on the…

Purge! The Cult of Less

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FrWs2Y1llM] While I don’t consider myself to be some sort of ascetic or societal recluse, I’ve found that more stuff equates to more stress. Each thing I own came with a small expectation of responsibility. I look into my closet and feel guilt. I glance…