My commissioned essay “(incomplete)” was published in the “Radical Pedagogy” issue of Modes of Criticism. The article comments upon the AIGA “Design Futures” report in addition to a series design education-related provocations. Copies are available through Onomatopee.
A video of my presentation “Singing the Surface,” is available at the VCFA MFA in Graphic Design YouTube channel. The talk was part of my 2016 visit as guest critic, lecturer and workshop leader for the April residency, and had been previously given at Kookmin University in Seoul, and Phoenix Design Week. An adaptation (with different graphics) was published earlier this year in Print magazine.
My latest writing, “Learn by Numbers: Eleven Lessons Taught Only in Design School,” has been posted at the Design Observer blog. The essay turns the table on the perennial listicles authored by design practitioners offering low-downs on the profession that are allegedly essential and that design education supposedly doesn’t supply. The published article is a condensation of a slightly longer piece (with the title heading this post) that may end up here some day.
In August 2015, I’ll be traveling to Japan to teach a 5-day summer course at the University of Kitakyushu. Old Dominion University takes part in an annual exchange program where faculty submit proposals for a course they would offer on some aspect of American (U.S.) culture. My proposal, “Way Out West: American Graphic Design 1776–now” was selected and the course will take place August 25–September 1.