#graphicdesign #criticism #conceptronica #ornamentalpolitics
As usual, good criticism about graphic design is to be found outside of the field itself. Simon Reynold's framing of 'conceptronica' is almost directly applicable to 'anglo-dutch' graphic design. Here's some excerpts.
Concept-driven projects offer a way for artists to compete in an attention economy that is over-supplied while reflecting their enthusiasm for a vast array of ideas.
Fluent in the critical lingua franca used in art institutions and academia worldwide, conceptronic artists know how to self-curate: They can present projects in terms that translate smoothly into proposals and funding applications.
“World-building” is one of the buzz terms of ’10s left-field music, popping up in interviews and reviews so frequently it’s verging on cliché.
[…] many of these festivals have music by night and a conference element by day, with panels and lectures. This discourse in turn feeds into the theory-buzzing roil around conceptronica.
When people use the term snowflake unironically, just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society and become radicalized. and that Tyler Durden isnt the hero but a personification of the main character's deep insecurities, and that his snowflake speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanizing language to breed loyalty from insecure people.
What is currently the most useful links/ressources that you send to a person that want to know more about the #fediverse?
By example https://davidwolfpaw.com/getting-started-on-mastodon/ seems interesting.
Vintage Computing Festival Berlin 2019
Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela.
"The cloud is the future" my ass.
Thinking back on that time Twitter shut down my account for not giving them my phone number:
Ah well, that's ultimately how I ended up here so I guess it worked out.
The Myth of Digital Reds, or, How to Properly Expose to the Right
A neat, insightful post on how best to ETTR and how much room you really have with highlights in red from community leader (and dev) CarVac!
Good news as EU formally adopts Ecodesign measures:
- As of 2021, all TVs, monitors, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers and lighting products on the EU market will have to meet minimum repairability requirements
- Manufacturers will have to ensure easy disassembly with commonly available tools.
- Spare parts and repair information will have to be made available to professional repairers for a minimum number of years.
It's time for our "About Screen" Contest for Inkscape version 1.0! We're excited to see your artwork! The Contest runs from today, Oct. 7, until Nov. 17. Read more about the contest details here: https://inkscape.org/community/about-screen-contests/ 🖌️
Long gone from their home in San Francisco, the California pipevine swallowtail is back thanks to one man transforming his yard into a habitat for them The iridescent blue wings of the California pipevine swallowtail are considered by collectors to be among the most magnificent in North America. For centuries …
IME 86 S, electronic desk-top computer - Menkin Instrument Co. Inc. 1967:
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