Posts Tagged ‘depression’

“In the lonely cockpit of our lives” by Bifo Berardi

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Franco ‘Bifo’ Beradi, author of Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide, responds to the Germanwings crash, which is believed to have been intentionally crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz

I think this is essential reading on the Germanwings suicide crash. It is the only piece of writing that has echoed my own guess at what happened.

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Goodbye Mork

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Shazbot. Sad loss of Robin Williams today. Thanks for the many laughs.

And Robin before a Senate committee on preventing homelessness

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Design Loves a Depression

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

That’s the title of an interesting article in the NYT last week. By “design” the writer obviously means design itself, and not the world of commercial design which is in fact suffering during the current economic crisis. The article’s author Michael Cannell argues that design benefits both in terms of social responsibilty and aesthetics during times of austerity, because working within constraints is often a spur to both the creative process as well as to a more considered, thrifty use of materials.

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