If there’s a poster child for the Chicago Sun Times’ decision to fire its photographers in favour of reporters with iPhones, it’s Rob Hart.
The fired photog’s launched Tumblr blog Laid Off from the Sun Times, where he’ll use his photojournalist’s eye to document his new life … using an iPhone.
We’re not really sure what the story is he’s trying to tell. But like Rob, we’re willing to figure it out as we go.
Could it be, then, that the very fallibility of memory is essential to our combinatorial creativity and to the mechanics of the slot machine of ideation? To steal like an artist might be, after all, the default setting of the brain.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King, Jr.”
When I was an engineering student, many of my professors assigned me to a team and asked us to solve invented problems, like how to propel a ball across a room using only cardboard and rubber bands or how to build the tallest structure out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Other professors asked us to design specific things, such as laparoscopic suturing devices or fetal monitoring devices. But my favorite professors allowed me to choose my team and encouraged us to find our own problems to work on. Those assignments were the ones that made me feel I was helping others most. As a design engineer, I wanted meaning—and I wanted to choose my team.
That was one source of inspiration for Design for America, or DFA.
There is a lack of rebelliousness and surprise. I also see this in students. I think we’re going through a period where the concept of a young person being rebellious is unusual. I think we’re going through a period where students in the U.K. are going to college not for an education but to get a job. And I see staff-to-student ratios of 1 to 100. One staff to 100 students—I find that shocking.
Legendary record sleeve designer Vaughan Oliver in How To Think Like a Great Graphic Designer, which also gave us timeless wisdom by design titans Massimo Vignelli and Paula Scher. (via explore-blog)
“I think we’re going through a period where students…are going to college not for an education but to get a job.”
Infographic: Reimagining Downtown L.A.’s Historic Seventh Street
- GOOD/Corps and Bijan Berahimi contributed in Cities and Los Angeles
What would it look like if 7th and Spring–an iconic downtown intersection–was reshaped to embody the neighborhood’s increasing vitality?
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