Category Archives: Culture

Design Indaba – YouTube

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Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform committed to a better world through creativity.

Watch full talks from Design Indaba’s world-renowned 25-year Conference in this archive of videos going back to 2006.

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Design Indaba on Youtube

The Open-Office Trap | The New Yorker

Hausblog Open Office

A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-open-office-trap

…[T]hough open offices often fostereda symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part ofa more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction. Compared with standard offices, employees experienced more uncontrolled interactions, higher levels of stress, and lower levels of concentration and motivation.

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Carl Jung: Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the Unconscious, and Maybe a Way to Predict the Future | Open Culture

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What he aimed at through the use of divination was to accelerate the process of “individuation,” the move toward wholeness and integrity, by means of playful combinations of archetypes. As another mystical psychologist, Alejandro Jodorowsky, puts it, “the Tarot will teach you how to create a soul.” Jung perceived the Tarot, notes the blog Faena Aleph, “as an alchemical game,” which in his words, attempts “the union of opposites.” Like the I Ching, it “presents a rhythm of negative and positive, loss and gain, dark and light.”

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Beauty, Truth, and Wisdom

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Philanthropy and the renaissance, particularly under the direction of Lorenzo de’ Medici, was focused on the promotion of Beauty, Truth, and Wisdom. For the cost of one of today’s superyachts, Medici was able to fund much of the renaissance for 30 years.

With more wealth in the world than ever before, is it time for a new renaissance?

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Lego Pop-Up House Construction

If you’ve ever fantasized about living in a real-life Lego home, your dream could finally come true.

French architecture firm Multipod Studio recently unveiled a prototype for the PopUp House, a customizable home made from stackable blocks. It can be designed, ordered, and built in about a month.

Check out the design for the first homes, located in the pine valleys of Southern France.

And you thought building Ikea furniture was daunting.

 

Source: Lego Pop-Up House construction – Tech Insider

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Alphabet Book for the Morbid

The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a quaintly morbid alphabet book written by Edward Gorey in 1963. The book recounts the unsettling deaths of 26 children, each representing a letter of the alphabet, in rhyming dactylic couplets.

 

Source: The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Alphabet Book for the Morbid – disinformation