• things to do with Liquid Space

    Discussion between Chris and me today as to the next steps for Liquid Space: Interactions for Adding Data Source User chooses to add a data source/seed (they can also simply paste this onto the workspace). This dialog appears. Visual change: For the seed dialog #dbd0bd and #a89e8a and use the term: ‘Connect to Data Source’ When the user clicks Connect this appears: Visual change: Make the buttons blue #bec7e7 add drop and remove the description. Vertical length dependent on relative size: When user clicks on a lozenge in the step above, the data source turns into an icon. Mouse over or otherwise interact to make this icon show the information again.…

  • Symbol Maniplation as A Separate Topic

    You asked me what symbol manipulation is and how it is different from tool development. This is my reply. My personal fear in all this is that interaction will continue to be suppressed by the notion of ease of use and that simplicity propaganda will be more powerful than individual responsibility and thought. My personal dream in all this is simply to develop beautiful tools, like a beautiful mont blanc pen, to work on magical papers where information and interactions are as free as possible. In both cases, we need more of a McLuhan study of the media of interactive text, of symbol manipulation to really make progress I think.…