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On Writing The Field Study Handbook

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The The Field Study Handbook is taking shape. Rituals. A fresh fresh brew. Every day, for the past three years, at least an hour spent writing. No distractions. Often jet …



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05 Jan 2016

In: San Francisco
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2015, Studio D End of Year Report

05 Jan 2016

In: Myanmar
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Everybody needs a rice paddy commute. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to this past year, read the studio d end of year report.
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The Build

28 Jan 2015

In: Zhonglui
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A week in China. Good times.
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Falling in love for the first time, again

09 Nov 2014

In: Köln
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Why do you remember certain experiences? What do you want to remember and why? What if you could experience falling in love for the first …
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Privacy Mantra

12 Oct 2013

In: Gulangyu
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Those who erode privacy profit from its invasion, can afford to pay to cover their tracks and/or lead dull lives.
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Pop The Trunk

03 Jul 2013

In: Shenzhen
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Yesterday I drove straight from Hong Kong airport to give a talk at Tencent headquarters in Shenzhen. As you cross the border into Shenzhen traffic …
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Purpose Amplified

15 Jun 2013

In: Shibuya, back of
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Things that amplify, draw into focus or reveal other spectra. What happens when they are not in our service, but in the service of things …
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Entrance Norms

13 Jun 2013

In: Tokyo
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Which parking spaces will mainstream autonomous vehicles master first? Vertical parking lot entrance, Shibuya. The final act of parking is taken care of by …
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50 Questions for Little Sister

15 Apr 2013



Last week I posted an essay about the adoption and impact on Google Glass that raised more questions that it answered. Hundreds more questions in …
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Majority Report

02 Mar 2013

In: Washington DC
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FBI adverts on a bus shelter display in downtown DC outside a branch of SunTrust bank, the ads in quick rotation had a Total Recall …
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