Networks as Critical Texts

Cover. Visualization of Algarotti's World from the Mapping the Republic of Letters project at Stanford University. (Source) My initial thoughts about networks are that they are complex and inaccessible, but they have the potential to revolutionize reading, writing, thinking and learning practices as we used to know. But from my various visits with individuals who … Continue reading Networks as Critical Texts

50 Things to Consider before You Date (or Marry) a Designer

Inspired by Yupie Love and A Bourbon for Silvia. Here's my version of what you should consider before deciding whether or not to date (or marry) a graphic designer: They are probably not very rich. There are millions of them out there, and they hate each other. They cannot dine in a restaurant without critiquing the menu … Continue reading 50 Things to Consider before You Date (or Marry) a Designer

The Ethics of Social Networking and Virtual Relationships

I had an interesting enlightenment last week about digitally mediated friendships, or in a proper term: virtual friendships. We do it, we feel weird about it at times, but we don’t really acknowledge the awkwardness in converting virtual friends to physically “pokable” people. A long-time friend of mine, let’s call him, Jim, caught me unguarded, … Continue reading The Ethics of Social Networking and Virtual Relationships