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“Shopping” could become as frictionless as organizing the objects you already own or liking their pixelated representations on social media. Objects would travel in and out of our homes buying and selling themselves without us paying attention, a constant background hum of automated commercial activity as we eat and sleep ...Read More
Notes on the STUFF GLUT: 'Given the volume of consumer choices now available, the retail machine has come to require a ghost - whether algorithm, influencer, or snazzy ad tech - to help a product follow [its consumer] around the web.'
“At the end of the 19th century, American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen said that people take their cues about what to consume from the social class immediately above their own. They want things just beyond their reach.”
In new doc, Braun industrial designer DIETER RAMS, 86, intimates that he might have chosen a different career path had he realized how his work would promote a culture of over-consumption, contributing to climate change.