I’m Joe and I’m a designer and historian. This is a place for my notes. The material will focus primarily on design and it’s nature in relationship to society. Where Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog noted that “We are as gods and may as well get good at it,” I continue that line of thought by noting that to be good at being gods, we must embrace the responsibility of empathetic creation for the good of humankind and the greater systems we are a part of. We call that process of creation “Design.” If we are as gods, then we are all designers.

I encourage open discussion and critical response. Please leave your comments or arguments.

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