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Sunday, November 4

  1. page Note for the New Millennium edited Is the Role of Design to Glorify Corporate Power? By: Article by: Stuart Ewen Pages 191-195 S…
    Is the Role of Design to Glorify Corporate Power?
    By:Article by: Stuart Ewen
    Pages 191-195
    Summary
    In this article, Stuart Ewen examines the changing role of design from the field’s birth in the 1870s until now and into the future.
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    today is
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    At the turn of the 20th century, designers became critical traditions of the past and the mass produced images. Designers at that time “shared one fundamental belief: that design was alive with social implications.” They wanted to use design to bring about social change and “bring about a utopian future.” However, their dream of using design to bring about change slowly dissolved. As the 21st century rolled in designers viewed “their work as a selling device,” having lost the connections to the beliefs and traditions from which their profession was born.
    As the 20th century came to its end, design has been repurposed to create build brands in the public’s mind, make consumers want products, and create a culture of disposability. This culture of disposability has changed the function of design from creating beautiful production into creating merchandise that differs aesthetically from its predecessors, tempting consumers to buy the “new” product. Earnest Elmo Calkins predicted this change in the practice of design as early as the 1930s.
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Thursday, November 1

  1. page In a Continuous State of Becoming edited Design Responsibility Tomorrow Article By: by: Veronique Vienne Pages 244 - 245 Summary
    Design Responsibility Tomorrow
    Article By:by: Veronique Vienne
    Pages 244 - 245
    Summary
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  2. page Adbuster edited Veronique Vienne Interviews Kalle Lasn Page 239-242 Artist Summary Kalle Lasn’s documentaries …
    Veronique Vienne Interviews Kalle Lasn
    Page 239-242
    Artist Summary
    Kalle Lasn’s documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, on CBS, and around the world. He is the publisher of Adbusters magazine and founder of the Adbusters Media Foundation and Powershift Advertising Agency. He has dedicated himself to launching social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week.
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  3. page How Low Can You Go? edited The Stupid Awards By: Article by: David Vogler Pages 231-238 The Stupid Awards

    The Stupid Awards
    By:Article by: David Vogler
    Pages 231-238
    The Stupid Awards
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  4. page Guerrilla Street Postering edited Civil Disobedience in Los Angeles ... Robbie Conal Pages 228 - 230 "Guerilla street po…
    Civil Disobedience in Los Angeles
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    Robbie Conal
    Pages 228 - 230
    "Guerilla street postering—"sniping"— is the most direct, unmediated form of public expression available to pictorial artists. It's also narcotic. And illegal."
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    carry responsibilities.
    This essay completely disregards that mentality, one that has been prevalent throughout the whole book.
    Conal just tells us why and how he goes around with friends putting unauthorized posters up around Los Angeles, and his love for doing it bleeds into his writing. He doesn't care if you think what he's doing is a big deal -- he just wants to tell you how awesome he thinks it is.
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    personal satisfaction.
    "Trust me, it's a total loss. Making art with the intention of changing people's minds about issues that are important to them is hubris. Personal catharsis works for me."
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  5. page Teaching as a Subversive Inactivity edited The Responsible Design Teacher By: Article by: Roy R. Pages 213-215 Summary
    The Responsible Design Teacher
    By:Article by: Roy R.
    Pages 213-215
    Summary
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  6. page Brand You edited Better Selling through Anthropology Article By: by: Thomas Frank Pages 196 - 205 Summary
    Better Selling through Anthropology
    Article By:by: Thomas Frank
    Pages 196 - 205
    Summary
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