Biosemiotics is the idea that life is based on semiosis, i.e., on signs, symbols and codes. Biosemiotics is the study of signs in living systems. In ecological life there is a ’thinking’ dynamic or ‘force’ that drives everything from the construction of a snowflake to … Learn more >>>>>
Tattoos, Taboos and The Risk of Permanence
I was brought up in a home where tattoos were associated with deviance, bodgies, widgies, bikers, sailors and sinfulness. Yet my own children have many tattoos, some the size of all their back. My youngest daughter has 13 … Learn more >>>>>
Safety in Design as if Humans Matter
I always find it interesting when the discipline of objects attends to something. It’s how we get ‘human factors’ that is about systems, ‘resilience engineering’ that is not about human resilience and Behavior-Based Safety that is not about behaviours or safety but brutalism. … Learn more >>>>>
What is the Mind of Safety?
What limits Safety in innovation, creativity, ideas and vision are the upshifting ideologies of behaviourism/positivism. Whatever slogans one is attracted to, checklists one completes, or how much one repeats the word ‘differently’, how many podcasts one listens to or … Learn more >>>>>