Smart Garbage

>”Smart garbage”: objects self-disclose how to fix, disassemble and recycle them. — Mike Kuniavsky, [Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design](http://books.google.de/books?id=-WLyUCBBUVAC&lpg=PA82&ots=HA1-u1xpox&dq=Mike%20Kuniavsky%2C%20smart%20garbage&hl=de&pg=PA82#v=onepage&q&f=false). Inspired by a Bruce Sterling lecture in 1999: > Smart garbage doesn’t fester in darkness, ignorance and denial. It becomes a resource.

Quality

> Motorcycle riding is romantic while motorcycle maintenance is purely classic. > — Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Sitting in Prinzessinnen Gärten, enjoying the first outdoor lunch of the season, I got to talking with a Berlin transplant about Quality. In…

11.8 inches

[Grace Hopper](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper), witty ur-programmer and girl geek legend, explains a nanosecond.

Filter Failure

>Clay Shirky suggests that there’s **no such thing as information overload, only filter failure.** This is a very modern response to an older question. Futurist Alvin Toffler warned us about information overload, popularizing the phrase. It’s an extension of the idea of sensory overload, the…

Dividuals

[How to Vacuum Form a Guy Fawkes Mask](http://datenform.de/blog/how-to-vacuum-form/) by [Aram Bartholl](https://secure.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157629097828429/) / [CC BY NC ND](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) >I’m interested in collective being. **I’m interested in making it easier for people to be public and social selves,** as Martin Luther King certainly was. The risk is that…