Interviewer, BBC Television documentaries / Contributing Writer, The Design Observer.
Most of us in the West have the increased potential, mostly through technology, to re-invent or amend our identities – physically, emotionally and virtually. Given that increased potential,
To what extent can we design our lives?
Artist / designer
Jake gave the final word
I think technology offers a few major changes to the way we work, mainly a democratisation of tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Sony Camcorders, WWW etc) – but technology also allows many of us to work remotely which is perhaps just as powerful.
I was talking to some friends recently about design students today and young interns in design studios, everyone felt that the new ways of working, and the tools, hadn’t created more talented people – the pool was essentially the same size.
So perhaps – “yes”, more of us can design ourselves new lives, and those lives might be better, but the broader culture won’t necessarily be richer for it.
Monday, January 3 at 10:48am
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