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Small, Moving, Intelligent Parts – Words in Space
"Abstract: The great expositions and World’s Fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries were known for celebrating new technological developments. The world of index cards, fiches, and data management hardly seems germane to the avant-garde, one of the central concerns of this special issue – yet the fairs made clear that information management systems were themselves designed, and were critical components of more obviously revolutionary design practices and political movements. Cards and files became familiar attractions at expos throughout the long-20th century. But those standardized supplies came to embody different ideologies, different fantasies, as the cultural and political contexts surrounding them evolved – from the Unispheric “global village” modeled in 1964; to 1939’s scientifically managed World of Tomorrow; and, finally, to the age of internationalist aspirations that led up to World War I. We examine how the small, moving parts of information have indexed not only data, but also their own historical and cultural milieux."

[See also this thread,
https://twitter.com/shannonmattern/status/748180579426930688

that points to
https://twitter.com/npseaver/status/735140727806648320
http://savageminds.org/2014/05/21/structuralism-thinking-with-computers/
https://takingnotenow.blogspot.com/2007/12/luhmanns-zettelkasten.html ]
shannonmattern  2016  information  history  postits  hypercard  indexcards  cards  paperslips  1964  1939  data  archives  fiches  microfiche  datamanagement  officesupplies  ottoneurath  patrickgeddes  jamerhunt  evenote  writersduet  scrivener  notecards  obliquestrategycards  brianeno  peterschmidt  marshallmcluhan  julesverne  milydickinson  walterbenjamin  wittgenstein  claudelévi-strauss  rolandbarthes  niklasluhmann  georgesperec  raymondcarver  stanleybrouwn  marklombardi  corneliavismann  eames  fragments  flow  streams  johnwilkins  knoradgessner  williamcroswellcharlescoffinjewett  vannevarbush  timberners-lee  remingtonrand  melvildewey  deweydecimalsystem  srg  paulotlet  henrilafontaine  sperrycorporation  burroughscorporation  technology  kardexsystems  sperryrand  hermanhollerith  frederickwinslotaylor  worldoftomorrow  charleseames  ibm  orithlpern  johnharwood  thomasfarrell  wallaceharrison  gordonbunschaft  edwarddurrellstone  henrydreyfuss  emilpraeger  robertmoses  janejacobs  post-its 
june 2016 by robertogreco
Rubber Soul | Grafik
"In the first of a new series by Present & Correct's Neal Whittington, Neal waxes lyrical about one of his most favourite things, the not-so-humble eraser..."
erasers  officesupplies  schoolsupplies  stationery  nealwhittington  2015 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Heading East: Pens
"Over the past week I've twice heard twenty-somethings wonder whether kids growing up today, kids who were practically born with iPhones in hand, will still have the capacity for wonder.

Yesterday as a present for his first day of second grade I brought home an erasable gel pen for my iPhone savvy six year old. After a brief demonstration, he spontaneously hugged me, "I've been waiting for this pen my entire life!"

I think the kids are alright."

[via: http://bobulate.com/post/10298783599/over-the-past-week-ive-twice-heard ]
digitalnatives  raulgutierrez  children  parenting  digital  analog  wonderdeficit  wonder  capactityforwaonder  2011  pens  officesupplies 
september 2011 by robertogreco
ariane prin: from here for here
"french designer ariane prin has created 'from here for here' as a part of her master's program at the royal college of art. with the aim of supplying drawing tools for students, this project produces pencils sustainably by using waste from various departments of the school: each writing utensil has a center filled with graphite from the glass department, and its body comprised of sawdust from the wood workshop, clay from the ceramic department, and flour from the cafeteria. aligning human activities with environmental principles, this efficient production process makes use of available materials and can be adapted to various contexts.

as prin explains, 'the 'from here for here' project include two main issues:


1. create useful products specific to a site from the waste generated there.


2. the legitimacy of creating new objects by keeping the enjoyment of making without the guilt.'"

[via: http://blog.radandhungry.com/post/7387757503/from-here-for-here-pencils-made-by-royal-college ]
design  art  green  pencils  recycling  arianeprin  officesupplies  make  making  fabrication  materials 
july 2011 by robertogreco
RAD AND HUNGRY | WHO WHAT WHY
"The Something Mighty Collection by RAD AND HUNGRY is a monthly series of travel-inspired, locally sourced, stylie goods for those who love office supplies as much as creators Sam Alston and Hen Chung.

“Every time we traveled together, we synched up in a path of mad consumption that would gather momentum during the trip,” says Hen Chung. “One of each postcard at the museum. One of each patterned scarf, and one for my mom. And one for your mom. Two of each beer. Order everything on the menu, we’ll split it. Good thing these pencils come in packs of twelve…"
pencils  paper  officesupplies  glvo  notebooks  stationery  mexico  france  gifts  local  travel 
february 2011 by robertogreco

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