David Yates Experience Design + Strategy
ENVIRONMENTS MOBILE WEB GAMES MISC ABOUT ME
ORIGAMI TREE with Fuyu Sugiura, Aya Ota and Rich Hauck
The Origami Tree was an experiment in trend creation and mass persuasion ... more

role: co-concept, interaction design
ECOMMERCE NETWORK FOR BLACK MARKET GOODS AND SERVICES
The eCommerce Network for Black Market Goods and Services is an anonymous network that enables people to engage in the exchange of illicit or embarrassing goods and services ... more

role: concept, interaction design, technical architecture
INTERNET ACCESS AND CONTROL IN CHINA:  A CASE STUDY
Controls on access to information and on the free expression of ideas, especially via the internet, are a clear threat to vital and meaningful democracy, both here in the United States and abroad. With such control possible, and with consolidation of mass media increasing, it becomes all the more critical to preserve the democratic discourse made possible by a free internet. To understand how the flow of information can be regulated and restricted, the current state of affairs in China can be studied ... more
A COMPARISON OF THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND SALES NETWORKS FOR MARIJUANA AND COCAINE
Marijuana and cocaine are two of the most popular illicit drugs consumed in the United States. Estimates from the Office of National Drug Policy indicate that, as of 2005, a growing number of Americans are using either marijuana or cocaine or both. According to their official numbers there are around 11 million Americans who are at least occasional users of marijuana or hashish and anywhere from 2.6 to 6 million Americans who are at least occasional cocaine users. To supply them there are sophisticated and expansive commercial networks that produce, process, distribute and sell these drugs ... more
MEMORY, IMMEDIACY AND OBLIVION
How durable is the moment?

I found out recently that the wife of a good friend is pregnant. He mentioned that she doesn't want a video camera around after the baby is born. She's convinced that he'll be behind the camera, disengaged, just recording and documenting the family's activities rather than actively participating in what's happening in front of the camera ... more
SALAFI JIHAD NETWORK STRUCTURE
The global Salafi (from the Arabic word Salafiyyah referring to the companions of Muhammad) jihad is part of an Islamic fundamentalist revival movement. Its origins can be traced back about forty years to an extremely influential Egyptian Islamist named Sayyid Qutb. As a member of a political organization called the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, he wrote several books which together have formed a main intellectual backbone of violent Salafist fundamentalism. The Salafi movement preaches a restoration of authentic Islam--Islam as lived in everyday life by Muhammad, his companions and their two succeeding generations ... more
MEDIA LITERACY AND EDUCATION
Once media and its many messages became both pervasive and monopolized by a few international conglomerates, it became critically necessary for our society to be able to decode, deconstruct and understand the messages being delivered. Incessant and ubiquitous marketing--whether of culture, politics, goods or propaganda--makes it necessary and important for us, as involuntary media consumers, to be aware of it, to embrace it and to immerse ourselves in it ... more
MEDIA CREATION AND CONTROL:  A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT
Media Creation & Control Network Structure All media are not the same:  different media have different biases. Some tend to empower centralized, top-down authorities while weakening the periphery, while others tend to empower those who were formerly on the edges. Some reinforce the status quo, while others tend to dissemble it ... more
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