AIGA: Graphic No More

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The AIGA has quietly changed their name. What used to be an acronym is apparently now just a “nym”. The letters AIGA no longer stand for anything, but the organization now stands for a lot more: a “greater recognition for design’s role in culture, civic society and business.” I frankly think it’s a mistake for … Continue reading AIGA: Graphic No More

Radio Buttons & Checkboxes

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The political organization Move On is sponsoring a kind of online 2-day “straw poll” (Tuesday and Wednesday) to determine if (and potentially who) they will endorse for the Democratic nomination for the US presidential The design of their online ballot is very interesting… The first column asks you to pick a single candidate, and the … Continue reading Radio Buttons & Checkboxes

ZOMBIES!

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I just re-read Alan Turing’s “Computing Machinery and Intelligence“, for something like the 5th time. It’s worth reading every few months or so just to see how cogent, thorough, and prescient it is. I can’t punch a hole in it. And everything I’ve ever read where someone else tries to punch a hole in it … Continue reading ZOMBIES!

Conceptual Art ROCKS!

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(This is a rebuttal to Curt Cloninger’s essay “Conceptual Art Sucks“, which you should read first.) CURT: “I figured it was about time I write an article explaining why conceptual art sucks, since every time I encounter conceptual art, I start to twitch.” Curt, your “Conceptual Art Sucks” essay has a bitter seething tone that … Continue reading Conceptual Art ROCKS!