Newsletter No.156 — Jan 17, 2021

Beyond the Lens of User-Centered Design ⊗ Make Way for the One-Minute City ⊗ Neofeudalism and the Digital Manor

Dramatization of my holiday break. (“Man Reading” by John Singer Sargent.)

This week → Camera obscura: Beyond the lens of user-centered design ⊗ Make way for the ‘one-minute city’ ⊗ Neofeudalism and the digital manor ⊗ Playing chess is an essential life lesson in concentration ⊗ ‘If the aliens lay eggs, how does that affect architecture?’: sci-fi writers on how they build their worlds

A year ago → The most clicked link in issue No.111 was You are now remotely controlled by Shoshana Zuboff.

Welcome back. I hope you were in a non-confined part of the world, or managed to enjoyed limited festivities like we did over here. As we still seem to be in the “long 2020,” lets hope for a quick uptick in good news.

The Learning Collection booklet is now set at “name a fair price,” and I wrote the short post Fellowships as a service, I’d love to hear what you think.

Thanks to the time off, the Asides section is longer than usual, and emoji-less. Reply if you mind and found them fun or useful and want them back.