The (Digital) Place You Love Is Gone: Loss in Space BUILT 2012 Joe Sokohl @mojoguzziFriday, March 16, 2012Progress has an impact on our selves...not just physical progress, but digital as well. SouthBycertainly focuses on progress. Im interested in “at what cost.”
on.com okP iers aHolbro Me lissFriday, March 16, 2012So, I am starting with this great book by the wonderful Melissa Holbrook Pierson.She talks about how important place is to us...and what we experience when it changes, andchanges drastically.
Friday, March 16, 2012Her books like “The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles” and “The Man Who WouldStop at Nothing” deal with place, self, and change as well.
ʼt re call can you frie nds all the all? t at lly exis rea do t hey http://northforksound.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.htmlFriday, March 16, 2012The great Lowell George of little Feat, in “Easy to Slip,” sings about loss.Our sense of self is tied to our sense of place...
Friday, March 16, 2012Sometimes those memories have to do with family, with friends, with people...but usuallypeople in a place.
Friday, March 16, 2012What happens when we return to those places....and theyre changed. Do those people reallyexist at all anymore?
Friday, March 16, 2012Our sense of self is strongly tied to place. Many of us can tie memory to a mall or house orsynagogue. Here is where you kissed your ﬁrst girl...there is where you shoplifted a bag ofSwedish Fish...
Friday, March 16, 2012...and when progress radically alters that landscape, we are lost. Now, the place you loved isso much broken signage....disappeared, non-existent shops...
Friday, March 16, 2012...broken pavement, or at worst, simply nothingness. Atreyu lost. The Nothing won.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnpaultitlow/451069459/sizes/z/in/photostream/Friday, March 16, 2012Altered landscapes affect our cognitive processes, whether theyre physical or digital. At onetime, this is what folks longed for. Even Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reﬂected its meme, nowlong forgotten.
Friday, March 16, 2012and, sometimes, our digital home just gets...bulldozed.
Friday, March 16, 2012Sometimes we look back with fondness at our ﬁrst forays into a digital anchor. How manystarted here with TheFacebook?
Friday, March 16, 2012Then renovation radically refaces our home. When several of these changes happened, lots offolks expressed their anger
Friday, March 16, 2012...and when it moves the line even further aﬁeld, frustration, loss, and anger bubble up to thefore.
Friday, March 16, 2012Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, coming from the Greek for ”home” and ”pain”
erie nce exp atio n of niﬁc suburba http://www.mobilebloom.com/Friday, March 16, 2012The impending suburbaniﬁcation of the digital experience promises to fragment ourrelationship with our digital homes
Friday, March 16, 2012Some ﬁrms have been working at radically altering how we think about debt, tasks, and time.Great stuff
http://forevergeek.com/Friday, March 16, 2012Yet at some point, dont we just wanna go back in time? Strains of Huey Lewis waftsomewhere behind us.
u that! ld y o a to Ic ouldFriday, March 16, 2012And so at the end of every hard-working day, people ﬁnd some reason to believe
So... • Realize the effect design changes have • Provide a path for folks to go home • Understand how loss affects people • Avoid unintended design disjunct • Know that we all wanna go back in time Many thanks Joe Sokohl Joe@RegularJoeConsulting.com 1.804.873.6964 @mojoguzziFriday, March 16, 2012So there you have it. Many thanks!