Archives: November 2012

Process vs Intent

· November 30th

As part of the graduate program I am enrolled in, all of the graduate students (studio art, photography, and graphic design) are required to take a seminar class together each year. It is a year round class and it focuses on art theory with an emphasis on contemporary art and typically takes the form of discussions which usually turn into debates…

2032

· November 15th

Famed science communicator Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once described how, just as humans are different in DNA composition from chimpanzees by just 1% and are infinitely more intelligent, there may be life forms on other planets different from us in the same way, and therefore of far superior intellect. I actually first heard this on a track by ambient…

My Name is Victor

· November 13th

grew up in the 90s in a soon-to-be transformed traditional socialist country where you’re not to think you are anything special. It’s called Sweden, and it’s a country where the greatest knowledge you could get is by listening to your teacher; I’ve always had a very hard time listening and learning. During High School I studied economics…


Thoughts on Style

· November 6th

Not long ago, I got an e-mail from a young design student asking about style, a word that is both elusive and ubiquitous enough to define the careers of countless designers, writers, musicians and filmmakers. In the student’s message, he especially was curious if I thought maintaining a personal “look & feel” was a necessary consideration…

Jony Ive and Industrial Design

· November 2nd

Scott Forstall is out. The former head of iOS software engineering is now simply labeled as an advisor to Tim Cook. People will continue to try and scrape the bottom of the pail to find the reason for this, but it’s better to look toward the future. Don’t dwell on Forstall’s mistakes, look toward a future wherein Jony Ive has his hand over all design…

What Design Means

· November 1st

Last week, I spent quite a few hours on set as an extra for an indie film. As being an extra involves far more waiting on the sidelines than acting, I met a lot of interesting people, and — when cameras weren’t rolling ­— had some great conversations. There were people from all walks of life: special-ed teachers, contractors, film industry professionals…