1. A Rough Sketch for a Video Essay as Design Criticism


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    The video, or film, essay gained popularity in the 1950s and 60s that trades typical narrative plots for themes and investigations. Drawing inspiration from Orson Welles, Charles and Ray Eames, and…

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    • Laura Forde, “Jean-Luc Godard’s Critical Appropriation of Graphic Design in the 1960s” (2010 D-Crit Conference)


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      The films of Jean-Luc Godard have been written about perhaps more than any other cinematic works, often through the lens of cultural theory, but not nearly enough attention has been paid to the role…

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      • Project Projects, “As of 10.15.12″


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        Adam Michaels, Prem Krishnamurthy, and Rob Giampietro will speak about their multidisciplinary practice at design studio Project Projects. With a conceptual and critical approach to visual form, the…

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        • Rob Giampietro, “On Design, Distribution, and Circulation”


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          Rob Giampietro is a designer, writer and teacher. He has written essays and design criticism for publications including BusinessWeek, Design Observer, Emigre and Dot Dot Dot. He teaches at Parsons…

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          • Peter Bil’ak, “Works That Work, Making Magazines Today”


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            A year ago, Peter Bil’ak started Works That Work, a new magazine devoted to creativity. This bi-annual features in-depth essays and stories on subjects connected with design, and is an international…

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            • Phillip Tiongson, “Invention and Intention: Building Experiential Stories”


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              Designing for interaction is a moving target. Moore’s law speaks to the massive disruptions to hardware, software, and the information networks around us. As a result, what barely worked yesterday…

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              • Murray Moss, “Apples to Oranges: Dialogues between Art and Design in Commerce and Culture”


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                The ghettoization of Art and Design that permeates our cultural institutions, commercial galleries and auction houses, eliminates the possibility of a tertium quid (third thing) which might be greater…

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                • Rick Poynor, “Dom Sylvester Houédard: Letters in Space”


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                  In the mid-1960s, concrete poetry was an international art world phenomenon and Dom Sylvester Houédard—Benedictine monk, religious scholar, creator of “typestracts” and a…

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                  • Vince Aletti, "Face of Fashion: Fashion Photography, Art Direction, and Magazine Design"


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                    Photography critic and curator Vince Aletti will discuss fashion magazines' troubled relationship with reality, and the ways in which, while providing a means of escape, their pages also act…

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                    • Jonathan Olivares, “Working with Jonathan Olivares”


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                      A self-described autodidact, Jonathan Olivares will discuss the process and thinking behind three of his office’s projects: A Taxonomy of Office Chairs published by Phaidon Press; Smith, a multi-purpose…

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