Blaming Things

Do guns kill people or do people kill people? Is it television or bad parenting that’s destroying the American family? These are worn-out false dichotomies about the political nature of technology.

Against Chairs

If you hang out with industrial designers, one thing you may have noticed is that they’re really into chairs. In fact, tastes are predictable enough that you can often tell a designer’s favorite chair maker from his or her shirt. Black button-down? Mies van der Rohe. Black turtleneck? Peter Opsvik. Low-cut black V-neck and conspicuous […]

Colin McSwiggen

Colin McSwiggen is pursuing an MA in design at the Royal College of Art.