Monday, January 4, 2016

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] critical making and theoretical ideas

Dear All,

The journal Visible Language has just published a special issue on Critical Making. The journal web site is:

This is the December 2015 issue, edited by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias. The issue is titled

Critical Making. Design and the Digital Humanities.

The Visible Language web site is about to go through a major upgrade and renewal, with the contents of the first 50 years of this fine journal made available open access following a short embargo period on current contents.

Founded half a century ago, Visible Language is the oldest design journal in the world. For those interested in design, it is worth a look — especially with the full contents accessible as open access documents.

Happy New Year,

Ken Friedman

Ken Friedman, PhD, DSc (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji University in Cooperation with Elsevier | URL:

Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation | Tongji University | Shanghai, China ||| University Distinguished Professor | Centre for Design Innovation | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne, Australia

> On 2016Jan03, at 11:50, roger malina <> wrote:
> yasminers
> i thought i would mention, with respect to the discussion on critical
> making that colette tron and nina czgledy started last year
> … Critical Making , can then be seen as individual and group practices
> which are cumulatively transformative-
> in a continuum with the theoretical basis for 'open' systems and
> higher order cybernetics=
> at this time of strange return to medieval battles around religious
> ideologies, these
> three authors are wonderfully optimistic and convinced that we can go
> beyond the agenda defined for us, to an agenda
> where by understanding the systems of control ( not in a foucautlian
> sense) we can intervene and leap frog over the return
> to old obscurantisms
> as you can gather i share this optimism- and happy new year and look
> forward to 'making" a saner world
> i look forward to hearing from yasminers what other framing
> theoretical and philosophical ideas are relevant
> roger malina

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