These are links to papers I have written either for class or for publication. Some have dedicated webpages and others may just be links to PDF files.
CITY AS AN INTERFACE: Foxconn City and KM3: Narrative vs. Utility, Control vs. Chaos (Dec 2010)
I wrote a paper about Foxconn City. It is compared to KM3 a conceptual city developed by MVRDV, contrasting Narrative vs. Utility and Control vs. Chaos.
CITY INTERFACING: Foxconn Cities 2012: Digital Freedom vs. Restricted Reality (Oct 2012)
This is a follow up to CITY AS AN INTERFACE given the events in September and October of 2012. Foxconn’s newest facilities and biggest customers continue to be investigating after further reports of ethical violations.
A Critique of Anoto’s Digital Pen System & Potential Solution to the Paper Problem (Dec 2010)
A final paper written for COGS 120 taught by Jim Hollan. The paper outlines why digital penmenship hasn’t taken off and is missing its window of oppurtunity for mass appeal. I offer a potential solution to encourage more widespread use of digital pens.
A Critique of Nintendo’s DS lite (Nov 2010)
A paper written for COGS 120 taught by Jim Hollan. The paper was based on the prompt: “What object would you induct into the ‘Design Hall of Fame’”. I chose the DS lite due to the then recent announcement of the Nintendo 3DS. The critique highlights it’s strengths and what allowed it to be the number one selling handheld in the world. It also contains criticism on what could have been improved in order to prevent piracy and injury during use.
DEED – Openness and Scalability Brief (Mar 2011)
A paper/talk prepared for VIS 149 taught by Benjamin Bratton. It explored how one would make a standard, with specific emphasis on a building standard, open and scalable. It questions what is normally taken for granted in technology and communication while addressing what information really is in a “smart space.” It also explores the role of communities in helping less funded buildings be up to the latest standards. The paper was successful as it is being incorporated into the creation of the DEED Standard. Full Selectable Text.