The Gift of Print

A couple years ago, for a birthday or a holiday, my dad sent me a subscription to a vegan magazine. 

I'm not vegan (although I have participated in #veganuary), but my dad knows that I love to cook and find new veggie friendly recipes. Not only was it chock full of great content, but it was drop. dead. gorgeous. 

I mean, just look at it...

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On Ethics and Politics in Design: A Selected Bibliography

During my first year Seminar course, we were tasked with tons of readings ranging all over the map on the other factors that influence design. Design is not created in a vacuum, and so we discussed topics like platforms, cooperatives, power, agency, futures, humanitarianism, and ecosystems and their relations to our work. 

It felt like my first year honors class ethics seminar all over again. 

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3x1: Writing & Design

If I'm being honest, I had given up on writing. Coming home from work, I was in no mood to think, let alone write. I had broken my habit and didn't know how to get it back, and every day that passed made starting up harder until it became a mountain I couldn't bear to look at. 

Going back to school was probably the best thing that could have happened for my writing. It forced me back into it, albeit slowly. We were reading so many things on topics I had never explored. From blockchain to emergence to design and politics: it was overwhelming and exhilarating. 

So below, you'll find the blog posts I had to do for my seminar class. I've captured snippets below, but you'll have to follow the links to read the whole thing (until I decide to move them all over). 

For me, they capture a new way of seeing the world. For you, I hope they let you in on a bit of what we've been learning. 

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