• Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, over 5 years ago

    The group is also a constituent, and because of that it has the power to exert influence over elected representatives.

    A symbol is a way of reinforcing social norms through peer pressure.

    If people want to get behind a symbol that makes other people feel pressured by society to be more peaceful that's ok with me.

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    • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, over 5 years ago

      Ok but for me this is a very openable way to show your solidarity. 1. after 3 weeks most of the people will forget about this fact and nothing will change. 2. if you're showing France flag, to be coherent you should display the Pakistan flag when a drone kill randomly 50 innocent people for example... Are France victims more important than other people in the world?

      The best solidarity you could do for those kind of events is to understand the real problem, to study it, to ask why, question everything about it, see the others point of views and not follow designed emotions created by the mass media.

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      • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, over 5 years ago
        1. Nope, disagree with the premise, people will not forget about this in 3 weeks, be realistic.
        2. Absolutely agree. You and I and everyone in this thread is guilty of not using their considerable creative powers to bring more attention and/or thoughtfullness to horrors around the world.

        I hope you post a drone strike awareness project here soon, it is important.

        In your last unnumbered point I again disagree with the premise. When we pretend we aren't a part of the 'mass media' we just shrug off the responsibility of participating in these issues.

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        • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, over 5 years ago
          1. Yes, my mistake, I mean after posting a news on FB or changing your avatar people feels fulfilled and that's it.

          2-3. As my personal choice I don't follow any television-paper-online news, this is not because I don't care about what's going on outside my home but because I don't want to be surrounded by negative/scary/panic news. And our democracy is driven by fear...

          I'll never post a drone/bomb terrorist project... I just want to talk about POSITIVE things. The best way for our, as a designer, to improve the world is to build something great with love, everyday! Something that solves user problems and make them feel better.

          I think that's it... So thank you Corin for your opinion! Keep going on building something awesome!

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