Summary of Modern Perspectives
John Hodgman Keynotes - Addressing a multitude of topics, keynotes by John Hodgman speak to this former comedian and...
With a sense of humor and wit, Hodgman describes the theme building as the first example of ancient extraterrestrial architecture. It is the uncluttered structure that led to the creation of streamlined, archaically futuristic designs called googie, synonymous with the jet age.
Phillippe Starck's citrus juicer is described not as a monument to design but a monument to design's utility. Through the juicer's precision, playfulness and innovation it turns any kitchen space into a monument of design. Hodgman's summary of the iPhone describes it as something that is easily forgettable. Its design and functions are simultaneously futuristic and immediately adopted into everyday existence. John Hodgman says, "it is an example of taking something alien and making it familiar and intimate."