Can artificial intelligence be creative?

The challenges to what it means to be human, which we are told arise from the development of artificial intelligence poses are manifold, not least to the idea of being creative. (Although many, not least industry body the Creative Industries Federation argues the creative industries will be one of the last strongholds of the application […]

Book review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late

Cover of ‘Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet’ Review of Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon (Simon & Schuster Inc, 1997) ISBN: 0684832674 Reference on Amazon.co.uk Originally published in WorldLink, the magazine of the World Economic Forum, whose Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director was […]

Article: dmi:Review ‘Design, Didacticism, and the Dignity of People’, 2019

In this article I argue that there is an orthodoxy in the design profession, which is a product of ‘not knowing what you don’t know’, a tendency to create filter bubbles, and ‘bad faith’ humanism. The design industries embrace diversity in everything except politics; users are at the centre except when their views don’t fit. […]

Review: The origins of ‘just in time’ production

The BBC Radio 4 Money Programme edition Total Recall: The Toyota Story recounts Toyota’s major vehicle recall in the context of the company’s history. Though it takes far too long to do it, and is accompanied by annoying music, it gets interesting about 20m in when it describes Toyota’s ‘just in time’ production model (inspired […]