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Bruce Sterling "Shaping Things"
Alex Steffen, 9 Apr 10

Bruce Sterling is also known as Ally #1 around here. It's not an exaggeration to say that there probably wouldn't be a Worldchanging, if Bruce hadn't done his Viridian Design project. Bruce continues to inspire and inform us.

If you don't know Bruce, this talk, from last year's Lift (an excellent European ideas conference) is a great introduction into the kind of work he's doing now:

Bruce Sterling "Shaping Things" (Lift09 France EN) from Lift Conference on Vimeo.

For more on Bruce, check out our vast archive on him. Better yet, go read his books.

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Sterling Words of Wisdom:

"You will need to divide your current possessions into four major categories.

1. Beautiful things.

2. Emotionally important things.

3. Tools, devices, and appliances that efficiently perform a useful function.

4. Everything else."

http://www.viridiandesign.org/

"Everything else" will be by far the largest category. Anything you have not touched, or seen, or thought about in a year – this very likely belongs in "everything else."


Posted by: Don Carli on 9 Apr 10

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