Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Advice. A professor who shoots from the hip…

At the university where I teach we have two kinds of professors: those who are tenured and those who have some time to kill before they become tenured. The professors who are not tenured are still playing nicely with others, and try not to ruffle the feathers of their precious students. After all, student evaluations […]

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Metanarratives: Animator vs. Animation, M.C. Escher, Seinfeld

Alan Becker’s Animator vs. Animation is an excellent example of a metanarrative. The concept driving the story of Mr. Becker’s animation is that the drawing within the animation develops a life of its own, resisting the hand that draws it. The narrative structure of Animator vs. Animation is based on the very act of animating. […]

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Milton Glaser

Design icons are radically out-numbered by nearly every other arena of popular culture. Take away the “fashion” element of design and we’re basically left with a short-list of designers on the coasts of the United States and in metropolitan cities around the globe. Ask any recent design graduate to name five designers and discuss one […]

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