Links for 21st May 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Design Fiction

    "The infrastructure of publishing constrains the thinking of writers. Obviously, all forms of art and design have some inherent constraints-but it seems to me that writers are especially misled by the apparent freedoms of language. Published language, in print, on paper, is not language per se: It’s an industrial artifact.<br />
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    Writers cling hard to the word, to semantics, to meaning and sensibility. Design, by contrast, is less verbal. Design is busily inventing new ways to blow itself apart. Design is taking more risks with itself than literature. That is why contemporary design feels almost up to date, while literature feels archaic and besieged." Bruce Sterling.

    Tagged with: Bruce-Sterlingdesign-fictionscience-fictionculturepublishinglanguageliterature

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