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    Monday, February 16, 2009

    Help Us Write 'Intentions': A Book About Failure

    "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

    Welcome to Intentions, a collaborative project between Arne van Oosterom and Kate Andrews.

    Our aim is to create a book of compelling stories from around the world, capturing how young creative people struggle to make a difference, in an indifferent world.

    The book 'Intentions' will tell stories about the importance of making mistakes. Because from failure we learn and grow. This is what being creative is all about. It is about learning by trying, sketching and experimenting. It is failure which makes us grow the most, not 'success'.

    Intentions puts the importance of failure center stage for a change.

    And we need your help! So, do you have a story to tell us about? Post it here on Facebook. And maybe you can become a part of Intentions.

    JOIN US...

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    BOOKaBOOK lets Readers Decide

    Just notised BOOKaBOOK. A very intresting concept:

    "Most books that are written are never published. Why? Publishers reject more than 80% of the manuscripts that they receive from writers. This means that readers depend heavily on what publishers decide to publish. BOOKaBOOK wants to change this situation: readers decide what books are published."


    Alex Nisbett in Prisson

    "What role can design play in addressing some of the complex issues associated with the experience of visiting in prisons? More broadly, how can design-led strategies support the maintenance of family ties, an important factor in reducing a prisoner's risk of re-offending?"

    Watch the film with Alex Nisbett. (Engine Service Design)

    Twitter Interview

    Had a nice surprice when I came home this afternoon. A week ago I (amongs others) had an experimental interview with the Dutch magazine Adformatie... on Twitter (@adformatie). And I didn't know they were going to print it. So I was a bit surpised when I saw my Tweets in print. But it turned out real nice.

    Download the pdf (it's in Dutch)