Thanks to all you enthousiastic respondents for elaborating on the meaning of the word culture, after Michael Rees' effective stimulus. This is interesting indeed.
In the history of industrial design (as a form of applied art,) changes
in technological possibilities were amongst factors influencing a collective
taste, trends in aesthetics, as well as the values that products represent
for groups of people.
What I'm curious about is: will RP change what products (objects) look like?
Will there be changes in a possible collective taste? (=our industrial designers, stylists, consumers or other "communities")
Most interesting for me at the moment: Has this topic already been described in existing publications.
Though I realise that the sometimes "helpless" terminology above is
always subjec to linguistic scrutiny, I hope that between the lines my
intentions come across to those who might help me.
So far, Marshall Burns, Ian Gibson, Brock HinzmannDoty Mike, Greg Pettengill, Michael Rees,Nono Reis and others, thank you for your contributions!
Matthijs Siljee For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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