11 Design and Korea 2: Scissors

Design and Scissors

“Where are your scissors?” “In the stationery drawer, why?” “I need to cut the meat.” “Huh?!?” In creative and design and lateral thinking workshops one of the oldest tricks in the book is the brick. Master comes into room. Master places brick on table. Bits of fired clay crumble onto table. That will leave ochre … more >>>

10 Food in Korea III: Weird Food

scrontching through some food

“Write more about weird food,” they said. They being friends of mine, curious about a far off land they may well never visit. I filed the idea away and went about my day. Days passed. With YL we completed some Exciting Bureaucratic ManeouversTM, bought a comfortable office chair, visited the street of second hand books, … more >>>

8 Design and I

Pointyhelmet walks away from the AI.

I hate design. There, I’ve said it. To be precise, I detest working as a graphic or ui or ux designer. As a web designer, even more. The work process is about 5% creativity, 50% routine pixel-pushery and 50% puffery. And yes, the bad maths is part and parcel, too. Don’t get me wrong. I … more >>>

6 Our Golden Age: Podcasts

Pod people! Lend me your ears!

Ours is a golden age.

I know. It’s hard to believe. We have orange goblins and secret policemen and climate cooks and kooks. Bear with me.

I listened to the BBC World Service on shortwave radio in Dar es Salaam in 1990. The radio ran, I drew, and I thought received pronunciation was normal. In the 90s and 00s radio and TV died. Guggle and Facetube started killing journalism and other stuff. And podcasts appeared.

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5 Food in Korea II: exoticization

Cheese and kimchi shall meet in the belly of the beast.

Early in our relationship YL had a great fear.

We met in Lausanne, the edgiest and most crime-ridden city in Switzerland. This means that the city is very safe. Old ladies with manicured dogs dominate the promenade and three night-clubs stay open late on weekends. This also means local taste is adapted to saucissons, choucroute, fromage and patates.

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