As a noun, an essay is also an attempt, especially a tentative initial one.
Your essay to make friends at your new school would probably work better if you actually spoke to other students. If you essay to run for student council, you might lose to the girl who promises more recess, longer lunches, and less homework.
It functions as an unusual meeting room for researchers and visitors, but there is much informal debate as to whether it ‘works’ as a productive collaborative space.
Its lighting, acoustic properties, furniture and ambience are all often discussed.
Some had known it intimately since it had been created; others had never seen it and had no idea, in fact, what it might be.
This range was both deliberate and essential to our purpose, since it was uncertainty and speculation as well as settled understandings that we were interested in to investigate.
All levels of the mediated are immediate to the essay, before its reflection begins.’ (Adorno 1984: 159) For , a collaborative ‘flash nonfiction’ approach was taken to the essay.
Ten writers, designers and social scientists gathered for half a day, accompanied by a film-maker, an acoustical engineer and for a short time, one of the progenitors of the Fabpod, Dr Jane Burry.
For the workshop, Yoko Akama and Sarah Pink proposed using the Fabpod as a material provocation within the Design Ethnography Futures framework.
The Fabpod sits in the middle of a common workspace at the Design Hub, where it forms an intriguing presence for those removed from its original conception.