Negotiation of Taste

It’s the total experience — the conflicted listens, the negotiation of taste, the perceptual confusion — that’s noteworthy, an outward extension that, when coupled with its overall aesthetic approach, makes it impossible not to read politically.
— Marvin Lin on 情報デスクVIRTUAL’s vaporwave touchstone 幌コンテンポラリー (via TinyMixTapes)

Beeps and Blips

Our work is made up of beeps and blips that can be endlessly reworked, so why are our design systems more rigid than ink locked on paper?
Allen Tan, from Made to Measure, Contents magazine, Issue 4 (source)