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Issue 2.1

Design Research: Objects, Procedures, and New Understanding

Shifting objects across the earth’s surface is no easy matter. The moon rushes through space, as do the satellites. Of their own accord, without an engine. Beyond the atmosphere it seems anything is possible. There is no friction, no air resistance. The bounds of the atmosphere are smooth but implacable. Within these bounds, it costs sweat and toil to move things. There is something unfair about this. But fairness apparently means nothing in nature’s book. We, people and animals, must toil. Legs carry our bodies from one place to the next.

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