I was recently featured in the Glasgow School of Art Product Design Degree Show catalogue as a honorary professor due to my past design workshops in 2010 and earlier this year in January 2013 with 4th year PD students. I was very honored to be asked to contribute to their catalogue and to share my speculative design approach based on the theme In Media Res – ‘in the midst of things’
As beautifully described by the GSA Product Design course leader Gordon Hush:
This phrase has the virtue of locating us in space and time, and implies the materials context within which our daily experiences unfolds. When we are in the midst of things it is because “things” both spatial and temporal are all around us; we are in the midst of things because the world existed for us yesterday, we live in it today and we anticipate out future participation, tomorrow and beyond.