You can hack reality, not just computers. Social codes and norms operate in many situations – and like a successful software hack – hacking reality is about finding alternate routes, testing assumptions, and freeing your mind to do things differently. Reality hacking requires the courage to take a step outside of your comfort zone. The [...]
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We love this quote from Tina Roth Eisenberg aka @swissmiss. We first discovered her work in 2010 when she posted our video Delivered in Beta to her blog. Within days of her post, Delivered in Beta received over 10,000 plays on Vimeo. This was the first time one of our documentaries had ever reached that [...]
Today Betabook is the featured design project on Kickstarter. I thought it would be interesting to take a moment to reflect on what that means – not just for Betabook, but for design. Bruce Sterling calls design fiction “the deliberate use of diegetic prototypes to suspend disbelief about change.” When I think about design fiction, it [...]
Betabook is now live on Kickstarter!
Tablets are the original rewritable tools for written communication. They have contributed to the development of philosophy, commerce, education and general literacy. Once people got in the habit of writing stuff down on a temporary portable surface the idea stuck – for centuries. Then something funny happened. A couple years ago when portable touchscreen computers [...]