Opposable Thumbs is a podcast where Rob Ray and I solve a different design challenge every two weeks. Each episode features a guest with a different creative background, and each guest picks the challenge for the next episode. You can listen to all of our episodes here.
Whiteness! After much soul-searching, I decided that I was not going to make an object in two weeks that claimed to tackle this thorny issue in a meaningful way. Instead, I decided to make a purposefully goofy widget that could aid in my personal engagement with the subject. Along with my trusty fidget spinner, I read some articles that intersected with Whiteness, including Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Case for Reparations. Dude, the Atlantic has been killing it; support long-form journalism today! Also read My Family’s Slave while you’re at it.
Rob and I dig deep on this one! Please listen and send us your feedback.