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Random Specific – Meena Kadri

Meena Kadri writes at this blog and she’s basically who I want to be when I grow up. She has a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology, Masters in Design, and regularly writes and lectures about the intersection of culture and design, and writes regularly for all the best publications (The Guardian, Monocle, Design Observer, Works That Work etc). She’s sort of amazing. Her blog rocks. She’s a bit ambiguous though, which is actually a little bit refreshing.

OMOTE – REAL TIME FACE TRACKING AND PROJECTION MAPPING

As someone who makes and breaks digital artefacts and has a vested interest in the future of projection mapping, this is out of this world!! Makes me so excited to learn about projection mapping, I think there are some seriously powerful applications RE: design futures and history of place.

Please note:

I am in my graduate semester right now from a Bachelor of Design, and am consequently SO crazy busy piecing together last assessments and my portfolio. To be honest, I’m not really sure which way is up RN. I’ll be automating my posts as I find them for now, but probably won’t spend much time going into detail about what I think about each article or artefact. I apologise for the predicted mediocrity of my blog over the next few months! But rest assured it will be a fantastic return in November!!

Whatever happened to the British food revival?

Currently doing a miniature research project on food rituals and culture – I’m mainly looking at this from the context of British colonialism, and mostly localised to India (although Westernisation is generally one of the themes I’ve investigating within) and so naturally this piqued my interest. I guess because Britain is wondering why there are all these “Other” foods taking over the cuisine scene and well, it seems sort of obvious that this might have something to do with Colonialism… but that’s really just speculation from me, and that claim needs to be researched. But still an interesting idea, especially since I am mainly only looking at food in India.

'Killer towers': how architects are battling hazardous high-rises

This is something that’s not discussed enough in architecture/urban planning/design in general, and its so problematic. It’s come up a lot in Design Futures, but still I can’t understand how it’s not just blindingly obvious. 

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown Indian artist
A military officer of the East India Company
Murshidabad, India, ca. 1765 - 1770
Opaque watercolor on paper
Victoria & Albert Museum

[x]

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one shows a military officer of the East India Company. The Indian artist has used the native technique and the style of the late Mughal Murshidabad school of painting. However, the style is moving in the direction of Company painting. The tree in particular shows the influence of European watercolours. The river is probably the Bhagirathi in West Bengal.

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown Indian artist

A military officer of the East India Company

Murshidabad, India, ca. 1765 - 1770

Opaque watercolor on paper

Victoria & Albert Museum

[x]

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one shows a military officer of the East India Company. The Indian artist has used the native technique and the style of the late Mughal Murshidabad school of painting. However, the style is moving in the direction of Company painting. The tree in particular shows the influence of European watercolours. The river is probably the Bhagirathi in West Bengal.

bbbones:

Currently reading (IN)FORMAL L.A.: The Space of Politics that I picked up at @kunstlermagazines on Sunday. Absolutely loving it sick. It’s a compilations of essays and critical writing deciphering the DNA of Las Angeles (mostly through architecture and urban planning). @design_futures @trittyyeah you need to check this out!!!

Still not sure how well I can show print media research on my blog but I’m working on it! For now, here is an instagram post about the best zine I ever did buy.