We get deep in this week’s episode of Mad Art Cast and dive into the concept of ontological design — basically, the idea that everything we design also designs us. Strap in and hold on, ’cause this one might make your brain hurt.

Ontological designing by Anne-Marie Willis (requires a free account to access)

Being and Design: Anne-Marie Willis on the Hermeneutics of Our Creations (essentially a summary of the article above)

Are We the Designers or the Designed? with Jason Silva (a “whooaaaa mannnn” style video on the topic)


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A B Kovacs is the Director of Døøm at Empty Set Entertainment, a publishing company she co-founded with critical thinker and fiction author Scott Sigler. She considers herself a “Creative Adjacent” — helping creative people be more productive and prolific by managing the logistics of Making for the masses. She's a science nerd, a rabid movie geek, and an unrepentantly voracious reader. She doesn't like chocolate all that much.

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