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WORM open

Written on October 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm, by

Last Friday, WORM opened it’s new location in the center of Rotterdam. It was nice to see lots of people show up to celebrate this event, to see their new book- and recordshop back in such good shape and to discover forms of architectural re-use we only dreamt of, until now. The first LGRU-research meeting [...]

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unfold, uncut

Written on October 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm, by

Designer Dick Elffers made many Versneden affiches by cutting and binding posters into small booklets: He enjoyed the surprising compositions that resulted from arbitrarily combining pieces of his work, ‘Le meilleur des mondes possibles’. But when I bring them up during the Co-positioning worksession (we are discussing ‘designing with imposition’, more about that later), GDH [...]

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Manufactura Independente

Written on October 21, 2011 at 9:57 am, by

A work visit to AC and RL (Manufactura Independente) in Porto.

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Space filling algorithms

Written on October 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm, by

AM: Pre-designed software, be it commercial or open source, pre-supposes how users intend to interact with it, what they want to do, and how they ought to do it, what the pipeline and the process ought to be. M: Whenever I need a new functionality, I immediately try to design a simple re-usable API for [...]

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Pen and paper

Written on October 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm, by

For the 5th edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting, OSP proposed to replace the paint splash by an abstract drawing of three squares forming a flag and also the letter M.1 The splash had been in use since 2006 and some community members felt alienated by the proposal. On 10/10/2009 AL explained on the CREATE-mailinglist: “The [...]

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Written on October 8, 2011 at 8:13 am, by

“Go into the kitchen and open the first drawer you come to and the odds are you’ll find the wooden spoon that is used to stir soups and sauces. If this spoon is of a certain age you will see it no longer has its original shape. It has changed, as if a piece had [...]

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Written on October 7, 2011 at 7:55 am, by

After an inspiring first Co-position session at Baltan Laboratories we are impatient to see what we can do next. In the trunk a To-Do-list, a wishlist and lots of notes:…