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Quote by E. Saarinen

by Dries De Roeck on June 5, 2014

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

Thesis structure

by Dries De Roeck on May 14, 2014

Bye 11 hello 12

by Dries De Roeck on December 29, 2011

2011, the year in which I Became a father Switched from a 100% research job to 50% research (PhD at Artesis) and 50% industry (Design research at Concrete) Was involved in the development of Sensetale.com Turned 28 years old Found (…)

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Laptops&Looms

by Dries De Roeck on August 30, 2011

Inspired by the writeup by Paul Miller about the bilderburg event “Laptops and Looms” … I had the urge to make this image: (Original image taken from the OSX dictionary)

The end user is a lie

by Dries De Roeck on June 15, 2011

In a world of open ended DIY systems, people should stop using the term end user. I will elaborate on this at some point ^^

Commission, 29/3/11

by Dries De Roeck on March 28, 2011

Tomorrow, march 29th, I will be presenting my current thoughts and progress regarding my ongoing research to my PhD commission. The slides are 99.9% done, any feedback (before or after tomorrow) is more than welcome! (most of the slides are (…)

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Atoms are the new bits

by Dries De Roeck on January 27, 2010

I was pretty¬†enthusiastic¬†when I found WIRED in the mail yesterdaynight! Very nice cover article by Chris Anderson on DiY and the way it’s changing the marketplace for products. Read it here.

7 links, out of the blue.

by Dries De Roeck on January 21, 2010

Just dumping some links for greater justice & DiY related inspiration; http://theproductbay.org/ http://www.rekn.it/ http://www.kenjikojima.com/rgbmusic/ http://sugru.com/ http://graffitianalysis.com/ http://ccsl.mae.cornell.edu/eureqa http://www.tayasui.com/Grape.html Could go on forever, but do check out my delicious account for more things like these ^^

Sensor boxes, pt2

by Dries De Roeck on January 12, 2010

During the last week(s) of 2009 I built a first version of the sensor box. In fact there’s nothing special to it, just a box with an Arduino and a sensor on a protoshield. The only functionality the box has (…)

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Craftmanship

by Dries De Roeck on January 6, 2010

“Craftmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake” -R. Sennett, The Craftsman