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Seminar has transitioned into the Spring term. Projects have evolved or changed course, and there are some new participants, too. Blogging continues here.

01/26/2011 | John | Comments Off


Monday 25 October
reviewers: J Colan, N Simon, M Hoffmann, B Hanscom, J McVey; T Feidt (for Mason)

8:30     Rick DeCosta
9:00     Alexandra Fiore
9:30     Tessa Magnuson
10:00     Lindsey Mason

Tuesday 26 October
reviewers: J Colan, J Gagne, S Smith, J McVey

3:30     Jordan Pomazon
4:00     Jenn O’Brien
4:30     Ariel Heinemann
5:00     Sarah Coelho
5:30     Kellie O’Hara

and for Wednesday 27 October

Read and think about, in terms of your own processes,

Don Norman Design without Designers at Core 77 (7 October 2010)
Steven Bell Design Thinking and Higher Education at InsideHigherEd (2 March 2010)

Norman talks about two types of innovation: incremental improvements and new concepts.
Bell talks about intuition and algorithms.
Please reflect on whether/how these ideas relate to your own process, which also means, I’d like you to reflect on and be able to talk about your own process.

I ask that you write a two-page reflection on the readings, with the above in mind.

10/22/2010 | John | 2 Comments

visiting artists


Andy Cruz, House Industries
Visiting Artist
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11:30am

A prolific type foundry, House Industries fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever on greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media.


John Osorio-Buck : The West is Now Closed
301 Cabot Gallery
October 4 – October 29, 2010
reception Wednesday, October 6, 6-8pm

camper, porta-potty, Mayflower shipping container — something about the end of the road… More on the artist here.

10/01/2010 | John | Comments Off



The Eye of the understanding, is like the Eye of the Sense : For as you may see great Objects through small Cranies, or Levels: So you may see great Axiomes of Nature , through small and Contemptible Instances…

pp 28-29, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural Historie. In Ten Centuries (1627, this taken from the London 1635 edition).

We are early in our game, working and thinking with our materials and ideas, gathering, assembling, trying out. Lost in the forest, so to speak.

09/14/2010 | John | Comments Off