Unpleasant Hostile Design? | Homelessness Growing | Celebrity and The House That Pinterest Built

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DnlL2jsZ00 Unpleasant designs take many shapes, but they share a common goal of exerting some kind of social control in public or in publicly-accessible private spaces. They are intended to target, frustrate and deter people, particularly those who fall within unwanted demographics. READ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv3M7FxJqtM WATCH: Meanwhile, some guerrilla efforts have been made to fight back against unpleasant designs. Artist […]

I’m reading | Raven Shadow | Hostile Architecture | Cyberbullies | Is Facebook Dying?

By Lara Trace (registered Independent voter) Go on social media and not get somewhat depressed? Exactly! I watched Twitter instead of the Big Debate, for example. I want to gauge what others are thinking. My head still hurts. (Yelling out loud may help sometimes.) Otherwise I cuddle up and read and crochet and do mosaic […]