a new fluidity…

What the designers presented at Remix are offering is not just a comment on our system, but the actual means to rethink inventiveness and our relationship to objects beyond the stable, product-based, easily branded vision of design. We are witnessing a killing of the idea of the original and – to borrow Jean Baudrillard’s term – a profound overhaul of our system of objects“.

From DESIGN BEYOND REPRODUCTION: THE OBJECT IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REMIXING by Justine Boussard.

To quote Bruce Sterling “I get it about mashups and appropriation, but this concept of Jean Baudrillard as a guru of industrial design, that’s very troubling“.

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