Friday, February 27, 2009
Both great articles on biotechnology. Who doesn't want a third arm?
Another roundtable discussion can be found here:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Also, I love the Space Collective's motto, "The Future of Everything." A great website with lots of great projects: http://spacecollective.org/
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I came across a link last semester of someone hacking in to a wii to make a controller for a canoe motor. No- I have not misspoken, someone has in fact made a motor for their canoe and has hacked in to a wii to make its controller. When I come across a project like this I am reminded of why I went to design school. Though the project was no easy undertaking and I admire the creators just for their technical abilites I must ask why it was made. What about the experience of paddling a canoe needed to be changed? And why was a wii used to control it? Were these additions meant to make the experience less strenuous and more peaceful? I find myself asking these questions again and again because of the design foundation I gained at Parsons. I seek to create tools and objects that have significance even if it is only for a small group of individuals. Indeed design has the potential to help many people if it is used appropriately and effectively which is what I strive for in my educational work.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
(0UT 0F THE INTERNET AND) INT0 THE NIGHT
CUNNILINGUS IN N0RTH K0REA
AND. . . .
7 Random Things About Graphic Design
1. The Michelin man has a name, Monsieur Bibendum. He’s also a century old.
2. The Nike swoosh was designed by Carolyn Davidson in 1971, while she was a student at Portland State University. She was paid $35.
3. Woody Allen uses the same typeface in the titles and credits of nearly all of his movies. The typeface is Windsor.4. According to Salary.com, the median salary for a graphic designer in the United States is $45,704.
5. The worlds first website(as we know them today) was launched in 1992. You can still visit the URL here.
6.Newly defunct The Designers Republic was hired to design the in-game artwork, packaging and manual for The Wipeout video game series as part of a carefully marketed ploy to position the game among the “fashionable, club-going, music-buying” audience the publisher was trying to attract. The results make Wipeout games some of the most visually stunning ever.
7. The Red Cross is known as The Red Crescent in Muslim countries. Its logo also changes from a cross to a crescent.
Poached from: http://tishon.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/25-random-things-about-graphic-design-and-stuff/