LBB on NTS :: Aral Balkan

“Our lives are a string of experiences. Experiences with people and experiences with things. And we, as designers — as the people who craft experiences — we have a profound responsibility to make every experience as beautiful, as comfortable, as painless, as empowering, and as delightful as possible.”

Designer and social entrepreneur Aral Balkan has an uncompromising view on the potential of design and the impact of what bad design can have upon our lives. His passion for considered, purposeful and effective design that enables us to live our lives fully, is what he strives for. Such thinking has led Aral to create a very exciting proposition: Indie Tech.

Concerned about the possible implications of ever growing data sharing world, Aral and his team are working on the first Indie Tech platform: an independent consumer smartphone called Indie Phone.

We will be speaking with Aral, finding out why he’s creating such a product, learning of his experiences thus far as well discussing the notion that ‘free is a lie’. Join us on Saturday 12-1pm (GMT) on NTS Radio.

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Tracklist:
Budgie — Full Moon (Wildheart Recordings)
Peven Everett — Coloured Culture
The Roots — Guns Are Drawn
Taylor McFerrin ft. Robert Glasper and Thundercat — Already There (Brainfeeder)
Sergio Mendes — Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le)

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