Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
452- The Lows of High Tech
Britt Young, the author of the article "I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it" guides us through the highs and lows of high tech prosthetics.
Hanko are the carved stamp seals that people in Japan often use in place of signatures. Hanko seals are made from materials ranging from plastic to jade and are about the size of a tube of lipstick
450- Stuff the British Stole
Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. The Australian podcast Stuff the British Stole is a six episode series about the not-so-polite history behind a few of those objects.
Every year, fights break out on airplanes. Jim Salzman and Michael Heller are law professors and the authors of a new book called Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives. According to Salzman and Heller, confusing ownership rules are often the result of poor ownership design. This is true not just for airplane seats, but also for battles over digital privacy, climate change, and wealth inequality.
448- Katie Mingle's Right to Roam
In the United Kingdom, the freedom to walk through private land is known as “the right to roam.” The movement to win this right was started in the 1930s by a rebellious group of young people who called themselves “ramblers” and spent their days working in the factories of Manchester, England.
447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green
The Red, Black, and Green flag was invented to unite Black people all over the world living under racial repression.
Very interesting topics
I never think about design behind all around me and I love re-examining these things I take for granted
One of my Fav podcasts
This is one of my favs. I’ve been listening for years and always look forward to a new episode.
This helps me fall asleep at night :)