Short one this month. I’m preparing my final graduation for my Master in Digital Design which includes a 15.000 word reflection book and corresponding portfolio. All of that while Twitter fact checksa misleading Trump tweet, SpaceX and NASA launching humans into orbit, while not forgetting that we are in a god damn pandemic.
For those who don’t know. I’m Kent de Bruin, and this is my newsletter about design, software and anything else that interests me. This is edition #11. You can find old editions here.
Last month I wrote about Sustainable UX and Google Maps street view photography. This month: Rutger Bregman, old Russian control rooms and micro apartments.
Neoliberalism is gasping its last breath
I enjoyed this essay by Rutger Bregman about the implications of this crisis and how this might be the turning point away from the neoliberal ideas. In this piece I learned a lot about where these ideas are coming from and in what direction we might head. He states:
“In a crisis, what was once unthinkable can suddenly become inevitable. We’re in the middle of the biggest societal shakeup since the second world war. And neoliberalism is gasping its last breath. So from higher taxes for the wealthy to more robust government, the time has come for ideas that seemed impossible just months ago.”
I can also recommend Rutger Bregman’s new book HUMAN KIND.
I gasp at the beauty of this micro apartment in Melbourne. The flat looks liveable, with knickknacks, and books, but still maintains the aura of minimalism, without looking too depersonalized or entirely “clean”.
At some point in my life I would love to design my own house or apartment. Until then I’ll just keep it to collecting pictures and ideas on Are.na:
The vintage beauty of soviet control rooms
Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! I think visual designers could learn a lot about how they designed these places.
You can view the full series here.
Pleasure as always!