That’s why most people I know who do understand the material, and people who do have a critical and speculative attitude, leave the design business to do something else.

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Ethical choices always lose from business choices. And a deep knowledge of the material always loses from things like technical framewoks.

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A valid critique on Design Thinking. I don’t agree with the description of a designer though. Ideally I agree, yet in practice where are these "critical, speculative" designers, with a deep knowledge of the material, who make ethical choices? I know two of them
vvg.gr/tb

In the last few months I have been clicking on hundreds of Ticketswap alerts. And every time "someone else was already paying". But finally, just now, I managed to get a ticket for the Viagra Boys in Paradiso.

paradiso.nl/en/program/viagra-

Nou, daar gaan we nog een keer hoor. Lekker d̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶e̶ ̶d̶a̶g̶ het hele weekend studenten beoordelen.
youtube.com/watch?v=Zves3T4ntH

Nou daar gaan we weer, jongens. Lekker de hele dag … studenten beoordelen!
youtube.com/watch?v=Zves3T4ntH

It seems on Mastodon people are either very silent, or they talk too much.

The Exclusive Design talk I gave at Beyond Tellerrand last week is online now. You can, and should watch it. It is about the way I teach at my university: with a focus on real people, instead of real guidelines.
youtube.com/watch?v=TkKkAgjsfg

One of the things I liked about birdsite is that I could selectively disable retweets from people that I didn't want to see retweets from. That feature still works, but is now completely useless. Instead of retweets, they started to show *likes*. And you can’t disable those.

Ik ben gisteren naar de Follow the Money theatertour geweest. Was heel erg goed. Grappig, interessant en zelfs best goeie muziek ook. En ik realiseer me weer hoe belangrijk het is om dit soort onafhankelijke onderzoeksjournalistiek te blijven ondersteunen.
ftm.nl/

Morgen is de laatste voorstelling van de Follow the Money Theatertour. In de Meervaart in Osdorp. Gaat allen, er zijn nog kaartjes.
meervaart.nl/theater/programma

One of the best things about hosting my own mastodon, is that I can style it the way I want to. Which, right now, is "Vasilis’ typical hysterical over-the-top style".
social.vasilis.nl/@vasilis

It is Bandcamp Friday so today you should buy all the music.
Recent favs:

Death garage vvg.gr/sv
Istanbul Psychedelic vvg.gr/sw
Garage rock vvg.gr/sx
Gabonese folk pop vvg.gr/sy
Moroccan rage punk vvg.gr/sz
Dutch dance vvg.gr/ta

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