tibor kalman :: june 1998
Find the cracks in the wall
Later: Saturday, 10 May, 2008
That link is dead
But here is Wikepedia so I can recall what the hell that was about.
Kalman combined his desire to break new ground visually with a passionate commitment to social causes. From his days as an undergraduate at New York University, where he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society (he left school to support the Communists in Cuba for a period), Kalman’s radical politics and his radical designs were inextricably linked. “I use contrary-ism in every part of my life. In design … I’m always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better,” he told Charlie Rose in a December 1998 interview.
Even in the last stages of his illness, Kalman continued to push his artist-as-agent-of-change agenda. Pearlman recalled visiting Kalman in the hospital and being subjected to a heartfelt tirade about how the American Institute of Graphic Artists should require members to do charitable work. “He had a huge sense of purpose with everything he did: It kept him alive and it’s also what drove people crazy about him,” Pearlman said.
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Tibor Kalman: Provocateur
In the mid-1980s two names changed graphic design: Macintosh and Tibor. The former needs no introduction. Nor, with various books and articles by and about him, does the latter. Tibor Kalman, who died on May 2, 1999, after a long, courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was one of the few graphic designers whose accomplishments were legend within the field and widely known outside as well. Tibor may not be as influential on the daily practice of graphic design as the Mac, but his sway over how designers think — indeed, how they define their roles in culture and society — is indisputable. For a decade he was the design profession’s moral compass and its most fervent provocateur.
Jacob Neilson Cookies I thought this was funny! Nice site.
How is it looking?
I’ve been working on getting this weblog to look right, for me at least. I think it is getting there. It is nice to use.
Have just added the “Spyonit” above. You can tell it to look for some particular prase, or let it notify you anytime there is a change – by email – or WAP or pager etc.
Let me know what you think.
Spring 54 – 1993 – Reality
Articles by James Hillman, Wolfgang Giegerich, David L. Miller, and Edward Casey
The subject that turned the 1992 Notre Dame Festival of Archetypal Psychology into a brawl! Spring 54 prints the paper: Giegerich on “Killings,” Miller on “Animadversions,” Casey on “Place.” Plus Protestant Reality, Sonu Shamdasani on Automatic Writing, Hillman’s “Blue Note,” and more.
I ordered it. It looks right on topic for – Keywords: psyberspace work.
“This page is based on the Lextropicon by Max More, and contains definitions and explanations of various neologisms, technical terms and transhumanist jargon (plus some terms from other areas commonly used).”
Home Page Architecture: Social Psychological Principles by Leon James in Hawaii
More from professor James – good on “place”…
“My Home Page is my other house. It sits in cyberspace. I had a difficult time explaining why I call a bunch of computer files on my drive by the name of “my house” or “my home.” He had a bunch of folders and files on his computer and he didn’t see why he should call this his house. Well, that’s not it. I don’t use the term “my home” for just any bunch of computer files around. But these particular files are connected to the Internet. This means that millions of people could look at them, at any time, and read them, or copy them to their own computer. In fact any navigator in cyberspace who lands on your Home Page can copy them at the flick of the mouse. For all I know my Home Page, or sections thereof, can have thousands of duplicates of itself all around the world.”
The Religion of Technology : The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention
by David F. Noble
The Amazon site it worth it for the reviews. See also: the review by John McLaughlin, which begins:
“In a recent review for the online journal Kairos, I referred to Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines as a brilliant book “with a hole in the middle.” That hole was the lack of any extended discussion of the concept of spirituality, in the context of nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and photon-based computing, Kurzweil’s actual subjects. What could “spirituality” mean in such a context?”
Books of the Month — Index
David Bunnell, Making the Cisco Connection: The Story Behind the Real Internet Superpower. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. Reviewed by Derek Van Ittersum.
Zillah Eisenstein, Global Obscenities: Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the Lure of Cyberfantasy. New York: NYU Press, 1998. Reviewed by Rebecca Zorach, Edrie Sobstyl, and Katrien Jacobs.
David F. Noble, The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 (hardcover); Penguin Books, 1999 (paperback, with new Preface). Reviewed by John McLaughlin.”
This is the link to the book of the month mentioned in the previous item (below) – this is the no frames link!
Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
“The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.”
This is a good resource – I have looked at the Book of he month page for years, but did not know what site it was on.