26 September 2894

is this the future of design?

a story for wolfgang jonas

It's already evening and I feel I've achieved nothing. This morning I stayed in bed listening to phoneins and then I ate some soup left over from yesterday. This afternoon I communicated with a friend by touchphone for half an hour and slept for two. Surfed the web and found several people I'd lost contact with. I found an ancient website at which I could read the thoughts of design researchers of nine hundred years ago. Are we living a life foreseen then? The website showed a hypertext conference in which were imaginary diary entries describing the future of design. There is no designing to be seen here now - except that each day we are all obliged to do our creative public work - mine is to invite people to describe their days for an interactive text on creative democracy. This is part of my invitation. Easy.