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The physical implications of a mass-customization economy

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mass customization and design democratization

Routledge, 2019

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... THE PHYSICAL IMPLICATIONS OF A MASS CUSTOMIZATION ECONOMY THOMAS FISHER Fisher.indd 2018-11-04 2:55 PM The modern nomad. Recent years have seen the rapid growth in people’s Despite the long history of our doing so, we ability...

Labor and talent in architecture

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The architecture and design disciplines represent a talent pool of creative people who the global economy increasingly need as the demand for innovative new environments, products, and services has grown at an ever-increasing rate. In other...

Fracture-Critical Infrastructure

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 17 1 Fracture-Critical Infrastructure 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Fracture-critical infrastructures, like the I-35W Bridge, remain 13 highly visible when they collapse. Most of the infrastructure we 14 depend on in our daily lives, however...

Fracture-Critical Economy

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 11 1 Fracture-Critical Economy 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Finding ways of making the human population more resilient in the 13 face of sudden, unexpected and potentially devastating threats such 14 as a global pandemic, while improving...

The Logic of Design

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 28 1 The Logic of Design 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Designers, as a group, tend to have strong visual and spatial skills, and 12 the ability to think simultaneously in two and three dimensions, at 13 various scales and from different...

Media, Metaphor, and Meaning

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 34 1 Media, Metaphor, and Meaning 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Marshall McLuhan’s well-known phrase, “the medium is the 13 message” has taken on new meaning in our times.1 Gutenberg’s 14 invention of movable type in the mid-fifteenth century...

Rethinking Work

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... with the economic disturbances or downturns that often accompany a major economic transition, many people resist change for fear of losing their jobs, leading to the paradoxical situation, as cultural critic Thomas Frank has observed, of “a...

The Adulthood of the Species

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 33 The Adulthood of the Species In The Sociology of Intellectual Life, sociologist Steve Fuller lays out an agenda for academics—and indeed, all professionals whose liveli- hood depends upon the discovery or application of knowledge...

Fracture-Critical Population

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 9 Fracture-Critical Population One of greatest threats to us may be not in what we see or in the things we can command, but in what remains invisible and often beyond our control: viruses. Rapidly rising human populations living...

The Pragmatics of Design

Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher is the dean and a professor of architecture at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing to Avoid Disaster : The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Routledge, 2013

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... 29 The Pragmatics of Design The value of abduction lies in its consequences, as Charles Sanders Peirce, the nineteenth-century American philosopher, argued.1 The lateral connections that abductive thinking—design thinking— makes can...