Some of my Inspirations:

Friends (with websites)




People



Experiences

Books about Society and Culture:

The Next Fifty Years edited by John Brockman
Tomorrow Now Bruce Sterling
The Third Wave, Heidi and Alvin Toffler
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, Neil Postman
Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Sex, Time, and Power, Leonard Shlain

The Alphabet vs. The Goddess
Leonard Shlain
Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain
Snowcrash, Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer, William Gibson
The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
Idoru, William Gibson
Generation X, Douglas Coupland

Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
Godel Escher Bach, Douglas R. Hofstadter
Like Water for Chocolate (1993, Alfonso Arau)
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Genome by Matt Ridley

The Star Trek Universe
(especially The Next Generation and Voyager)

Gunn High School Class of 1982

The televisions shows Max Headroom and I'll Fly Away

Books about unusual Languages:

Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany
The Embedding, Ian Watson
The Languages of Pao, Jack Vance

Design-related movies:

The Information Machine (1958, Charles and Ray Eames)
Why Man Creates (1968, Saul Bass)
Powers of Ten (1978, Charles and Ray Eames)
Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
The Pillow Book (1996, Peter Greenaway)
The Fifth Element (1997, Luc Besson)
The Matrix (1999)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)


Places

Tactile Dome
Reservations: 415 561 0362 weekdays bewteen 10 AM and 4 PM
General Public - $12.00
Exploratorium
Interactive Technology Museum
Palace of Fine Arts
601 Lyon St
San Francisco CA 94123
WEB www.exploratorium.edu/

Theatersports around the world but expecially in San Francisco


Things

Anything and everything designed by Charles and Ray Eames, but especially their fiberglass La Chaise and their Billy Wilder Chaise

Anything and everything designed by Phillipe Starck

Issey Miyake's fashions

Tatsuo Miyajima

Most of Apple Computer's Industrial Design throughout its history.

Most everything designed by Bang & Olufsen--especially the BeoCenter 9000.

The Isdera Spyder 033i: view 1, view 2, view 3


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