Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age

A Design Studies Lecture by Michael Trudgeon At 12.30. On Monday the 7th of March in building 88, level 5, Lecture room. Michael Trudgeon is one of the most powerful design thinkers in Australia. To those, who know little about Dr Michael Trudgeon or his company Crowd Productions, you are about to discover a remarkable…… Continue reading Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age

Zafar’s epitaph

The following poem was written by Bahadur Shah Zafar as his epitaph. (there is some controversy as to the authorship – but I will treat this as legend) In Urdu Lagta nahiin hai jii mera ujray dayar mein Kis kii banii hai aalam-e-na-payedar mein Kah do in hasarataun se kahiin awr jaa basen Itanii jagah…… Continue reading Zafar’s epitaph

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Dalrymple Reading

Went to Dalrymple’s reading today. And was totally blown away by his talk. Rafi singing Zafar: Hindi Song Title: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hun Hindi Movie/Album Name: LAL QUILA Singer(s): MOHD RAFI Hindi Lyrics: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ke Dil Ka…… Continue reading Dalrymple Reading

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Reading and Writing

(Reproduced Post to PhD Design this morning) For writing – the activity of Reading is useful too. And in the corridors here we usually hear that students these days dont read. Therefore and quite incidentally I offer two points for discussion from my experience this semester: On Reading: I am teaching a 12 Credit course…… Continue reading Reading and Writing

India Readings

Reading India. 1. William Dalrymple: The city of Djinns and /or White Mughals 2. Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram 3. Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies 4. Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things 5. Salman Rushdie: Midnights Children 6. Naipaul: India – a wounded civilization 7. Amitav Ghosh- the Hungry Tide

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I have been thumbing Chinese Books

I have seen these books in the book shops and have been tempted to delve into them. But have drawn back after reading just the blurbs. The time was not right. I am now beginning my reading. First contemporary works: Logan Book Revisiting the 30s

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Ornamentaliam: How the British saw their empire, by David Cannadine

The Book was quite an eyeopener on the contruct of the ‘durbar’. The durbar idea gets exported and forms the basis of the governence model in the middle east, Australia and Canada. Kenan Malik: 1. At the same time, there developed among sections of the elite a more romantic attachment to Empire as the last…… Continue reading Ornamentaliam: How the British saw their empire, by David Cannadine