Hacking is well-known, dating back to the early days computing. Hacking is about exploring and understanding systems and products, and modifying and personalizing them. As a strategy, hacking is a world- wide phenomenon. Many things can be hacked, from politics (TheYesMen.org) to the newest Nintendo GameBoy; a stand-up comedian might ‘hack’ jokes by other comedians. You could even say that hacking is as old as human history. but then again: this theory is ready to be hacked!
hacking contents in Open Design Now:
Open Standards Design for Adaptation: A New Design Vocabulary Thomas Lommée Over the last 20 years, we have been witnessing the early developments of a networked economy that is operated by its interconnected participants. Decentralized information streams and sources have … Continue reading
Mushon Zer-Aviv describes his efforts to teach open source design as an attempt to investigate why collaborative work combined with individual autonomy has not been common practice in design, as it is in open source software development. He discusses whether … Continue reading
Andrew Katz traces the origins of the problems of copyright legislation and practice when confronted with the natural, human, social mode of creative endeavour. Building on developments in open source software, he outlines how designers could benefit from a similar … Continue reading