12.13.12 | Transblog
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” -Adichie Chimamanda’s The Danger of a Single Story TED talk in 2009.
Young Americans aspire to create a transformation in under-served, underrepresented and disadvantaged communities worldwide. Issues [...]
11.15.12 | Transblog
“‘Invented tradition’ is taken to mean a set of practices, normally governed by overtly or tacitly accepted rules and of a ritual or symbolic nature, which seek to inculcate certain values and norms of behaviour by repetition, which automatically implies continuity with the past.” (Hobsbawm, 1).
Steven Weber’s book The Success of Open Source, motivated me [...]
10.26.12 | Transblog
The Transdisciplinary Design program is made up of intangibles, where time is our medium. Coming into the program with a Fine Arts background, I understand history is not a testament to the truth; we cannot rely on pictures and paintings for honesty of history. Take Dorothea Lange’s photograph below. The viewers assumptions are built simply [...]