Posts Tagged ‘business’

The Lightbulb Conspiracy, aka Pyramids of Waste, a documentary on planned obsolescence

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The practice of planned obsolescence of consumer products includes Apple computers, as you’ll see if you watch the whole film. As a designer who attempts to make things that last, both in their material content and workmanship, the planned failure of other design objects is a slap in the face. I’m conducting an experiment in which I buy nothing that is designed to fail. I recognize this may be possible …read more

Art and cooperatives in the economy

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Photo by Dan Toulgoet , Vancouver Courier – Elvy Del Bianco presents rare films shot in Vancouver between 1964 and 1988 at the Waldorf Hotel in 2011. This is one of the more interesting short talks I’ve listened to, and I’m posting it here in the hope that it gets wider distribution. It was presented by Elvy Del Bianco, a researcher with major BC credit union VanCity, itself a cooperative. Del Bianco’s position …read more

Rio Vista, California, sans rio or vista

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Rio Vista housing development, California. From