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July 15, 2011
Why AIGA, an association so whipped up with energy in encouraging socially- and ecologically-responsible design, would pick Phoenix, Arizona as the site of its next national conference is beyond me.
June 4, 2011
It’s clear from the start that this is an aggressive logo — much more aggressive than its predecessor. But what it gains in sharp, pointy edges it loses in professionalism and dignity.
March 15, 2011
I've recently come upon a fair amount of free time on my hands, and one of the advantages of that is the ability to actually implement any random idea I have.
February 24, 2011
These charts are in the best tradition of public interest design: turning otherwise inaccessible or hard to understand data into compelling and informative narratives.
February 9, 2011
Over the past 2-3 years, the homepage slider (or "carousel") has become a ubiquitous feature on institutional websites. While the design convention of the slider has been around much longer, two key developments made it a veritable must-have for many NGO sites.
December 20, 2010
The creation of the nutcracker we know and love was as political as it was functional.
September 29, 2010
Gladwell's latest paean to hierarchy falls apart under its own weight.
September 22, 2010
David Graeber: The entire apparatus of the art world could be said to exist to come up with an answer to one single question: what is art? Or, to be more precise, to come up with some answer other than the obvious one, which is "whatever we can convince very rich people to buy."
June 11, 2010
By removing the intermediary servers of the old centralized social networking services, we're given the ability to better control, view, and filter the streams of data we and our friends send out. But is this a qualitative psychosocial improvement, or have we simply made our alienation from reality more "participatory?"
June 1, 2010
The past two months have seen a pair of tragedies out at sea, both stemming from much larger problems that loom over humanity.

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