Space: the final frontier, the first podcast

by Randall Snare

Last month, I interviewed my friends, a couple of architects. Kevin Walsh from Galway in Ireland, and Sachie Nishida from Himaji in Japan. We gathered to talk about space - they deal with it in real life, I deal with it in concepts. We talked about architecture of course, but we also talked about art, dimensions, being foreign and a very odd festival in Japan.

You can listen to it here:



Besides simply anecdoting, we did talk about how we actually experience online space, something I’m aching to define, which I fear is undefinable.

This brings me to space on the web. When we talk about space in web design, we usually only talk about white space, which is of course, two dimensional. But what about its depth? When I think of depth online, I think about it conceptually: how ideas relate to each other, how people get from one space or another - not exactly the organisation of the information, which is also flat, but how we experience it. That somewhat nebulous and undefinable idea of a user journey. Moving through space online reminds me of being foreign. Everything is new and you’re lost.

You can listen to the interview here. One day it will be on iTunes, but for the moment, we’re like a Mom and Pop shop (a charming one).

Space: an interview with Sachie Nishida and Kevin Walsh


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