Turtles (all the way down!)

Ethan Corcoran
The intersection of digital design and cultural theory
Created 17 Jun 2021
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  • How’s the Weather?
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Turtles (all the way down!) A newsletter which seeks to explore the relationship between cultural theory and digital design. Today’s newsletter continues on from my previous article with th...
  • 🔮 Back to the Future Of Work
    07 Sep 2021 • 17 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to Turtles (all the way down!) A newsletter which seeks to explore the relationship between cultural theory and digital design. For this article, I have had the pleasure of co-authoring with K...
  • Is the web the same as the book?
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze & Guattari, 1980 What do you think? Did you guess ‘no’? That’s my guess too, but let’s consider this for a moment. What is a book? I don’t mean in any philosophical sense ...
  • Why 'Turtles'?
    29 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    (Image Source) “It’s turtles all the way down.” The saying is a fairly common one, and deals with a philosophical concept known as ‘infinite regress’. If the world is held up by four elephants, what h...
  • Are You Engaged Yet?
    16 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Some time ago a colleague and I were discussing, with some exasperation, a particular instance of user feedback we had received from a review of a platform we were both working for. It was the perfect...
  • History or Memory? An exploration into social media’s ‘feed’
    01 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    The museum, often used as an icon for history, is traditionally a government-controlled institution. What is the difference between history and memory? I could cite dictionaries, academics, politician...
  • What does 'Verified' mean, anyway?
    17 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Source: https://clipartart.com/wallpaper/getimg.html Twitter have recently updated their verification system, providing new criteria for receiving ‘the blue tick’ in response to the widespread critici...
  • The intersection of digital design and cultural theory
    17 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Welcome! Turtles contains a series of articles on the relationship between digital platform design and truth, memory, language and more, written by Ethan Corcoran. Ethan is a UX designer, researcher, ...
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