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The Search for New Meaning: The Value for People

Roberto Verganti

in Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

This Chapter shows why finding a new direction and innovating the meaning of things is central in the life of people. Why innovation of meaning is important for customers? Why they fall in love with ... More


Innovation of Meaning: Thriving in an Overcrowded World

Roberto Verganti

in Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter summarizes the content of the book “Overcrowded”: (1) In the current scenario, overcrowded by ideas, having additional ideas have marginal value, both for businesses and customers. ... More


The Experience of Meaning

Walter Benn Michaels

in The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226210261
eISBN:
9780226210438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210438.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The attraction of materiality--an intensified and literalized commitment to the idea that the work of art must not mean but be--has been a powerful one to both recent theorists and artists. This ... More


‘Being kept in the dark can be a critical gesture’: Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s Mechanism of Meaning

Sarah Garland

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The Mechanism of Meaning (1963-1973; 1996) by artist-architect-poet-philosophers Arakawa and Madeline Gins, unfolds over more than eighty eight-foot high painted and collaged panels, using image, ... More


Endgame Strategies: Art, Chess, and Creativity

Dalia Judovitz

in Drawing on Art: Duchamp and Company

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665297
eISBN:
9781452946535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665297.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the potential significance of chess to Marcel Duchamp’s efforts to rethink the nature of art and the artist. It studies the features of the game to understand how it could help ... More


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