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Redesigning Trash
By Karen Mercado

It is everywhere and no one wants to deal with it. It smells, it looks ugly, it is certainly unwanted, but seconds ago it was in your hands and it was serving a purpose. It is just that the mixture of many unwanted objects make up a mess: a stinky, ugly, big mess. I am […]

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Design Manifesto
By Karen Mercado

Transformation of what we consider technology has been changing increasingly over the last few decades, what we consider now a “lighter- more interconnected” world is actually “heavier” and it is bringing us more apart than ever. The hidden wires of our cool “wireless” devices are in fact all over […]

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Pencil
By Karen Mercado

The hand is in need of an extension, of a tool that allows it to create, to pull out ideas and capture them. The hand has the knowledge of the size of the objects that will fit it with ease and this is one of them. This tool, that the hand is always in search […]

Social issues and the effects of art and design
By Karen Mercado

Our community demands arts as necessity, not as nicety. We are now in a creative crisis that is mandatory to address. Whenever there's a budget to cut arts and culture are the first things that get cut and the lasts investments made.[...]

IS TECHNOLOGY SHAPING US OR ARE WE SHAPING TECHNOLOGY?
By Karen Mercado

As a younger sibling having an older IT brother I've always found myself asking "computer stuff" to him. I can remember myself calling him everytime my computer froze or when I just had "touched nothing, it had just stopped working[...]