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I am here (self-portrait in grey).

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 04/08/2017

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Further exploration of librarianship as social design.

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 03/26/2017

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Brief notes on librarian as designer.

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 03/21/2017

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The shift: Library science -> Information Science only tells part of the story. Science is an inadequate model, as is information.

The dominant paradigm:  Information -> Knowledge is incomplete.

Librarians must be attentive to meaning, not just information/knowledge.

Epistemology -> Semiotics but ultimately the core of librarianship is experience design. 

Aesthetics then, becomes a core concern and the librarian’s new pedagogical model should be design school, specifically social design. [1]

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[1] A case could be made for curatorial studies,  and although insights from the field would surely aid librarianship, it lacks some fundamental skill sets of design.

 

 

The ascent of the disabling ecosystem of liberalism

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 08/21/2016

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Thee square ov capture for design as enlivenment.

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 08/02/2016

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Social practice and ecological democracy

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 02/18/2016

Thee hemodynamics ov social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 02/16/2016

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under the Bodhi Tree of social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 01/01/2016

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somewhat conventional understanding of social practice

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 12/31/2015

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an adaptation (or what those theory folks call a détournement) of a food web map to illustrate recent and persistent bodymind activity

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 12/30/2015

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David McCandless – The Visual Miscellaneum – Randall Szott

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 11/21/2009

My project “is the new” has had many lives. It first appeared here. Later, it was reworked here. That, in turn led to its appearance in the Boston Globe here. It sat dormant for a while but has been reworked yet again, this time by David McCandless and it now appears as “X is the new black” in his book The Visual Miscellaneum.