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Motivations for Monitoring

Ashgabat: mobile monitoring
Article on the MIT Technology Review on remote monitoring of mobile phones – recording data and phone use, battery life. Remote diagnostics is nothing new …



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17 Oct 2010

In: Ashgabat, Design Inspiration
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Ways Found

24 Sep 2010

In: Darvaza, Design Inspiration
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Reference point in the desert around here. Long exposure below.
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Sat Pop Quiz

Taken in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. What services does this space offer? And if you figure that out, what is different about the same service in country and …
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Packaging + Value Projection

13 Jun 2010

In: Ashgabat, Cultural Norms
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There’s something very honest about the packaging for these tin: does what it says on the tin; uncomplicated; minimal graphic design (but no homogenous like, …
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Currency, Size, Value, Odor

12 Jun 2010

In: Ashgabat, Design Inspiration
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A Grimace in the Mind

Canny designers have been playing on the human mind’s ability to see faces in pretty much anything usually to add a smile – one of …
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Postures and Poses

09 Jun 2010

In: Ashgabat, Design Inspiration
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Security Check

09 Jun 2010

In: Ashgabat, Design Inspiration
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If there’s one thing about doing a lot of travel on hand luggage it’s the fine selection of ‘security checked’ stickers that collected along the …
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Putrid / Perfect

09 Jun 2010

In: Cultural Norms, Darvaza
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My desert guide whips out blanket and starts to brew water for coffee, and no surprises that it’s of the instant, granule variety. There’s something …
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Minimal. Slots.

09 Jun 2010

In: Ashgabat, Future Perfect
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A beautifully minimal phone kiosk design – doesn’t include a coin-return slot. The explicit design choice of a one-way direction of coins assumes a 100% …
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