The Beauty of an Ugly Prototype

At Island Vibes, I met Fred who had recently taken a permaculture design course at a newly developed piece of land. Fred spoke of a gasifier machine he learned about at the course which sounded remarkable. They launched a community project to build one – a wood stove that runs a generator, produces gasoline, runs … Read More

by Muffadal Saylawala

SEEK and you shall find

Last Saturday, Dekalb, Illinois was the center of the design universe. Some snickered at the claim, but most attendees of the SEEK Design Conference were noticeably enamored by the high caliber presenters who dazzled them with stories, lessons, and hopes for the future of design.

by Dane Johnson

The Universe Conspires…

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemis A few weeks ago, a friend reached out to me asking for career advice as he transitions out of graduate school and into the workplace. I offered some helpful suggestions and while I couldn’t help point … Read More

by Carisa Leal

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Level Up

I’m only an occasional gamer, but I’ve realized most video games share a similar progression. Basically, you start out in a safer area where you learn how to move around the world—push boxes, unlock doors, or shoot that plasma cannon. As you gain more skills, each level then gets successively harder: the puzzles get trickier; … Read More

by April Soetarman