Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Brief Message

A Brief Message features design opinions expressed in short form. Somewhere between critiques and manifestos, between wordy and skimpy, Brief Messages are viewpoints on design in the real world. They’re pithy, provocative and short — 200 words or less.

A brief message about the benefit of constraints in the digital medium;

You can’t have art without resistance in the materials. – William Morris


Taking a page from the TED Conferences, Seed Magazine and the MOMA have turned their Design and the Elastic Mind show into a series of symposia. The following is one of the videos they have posted: MIND08

The great thing about the momentum Seed has built with the MOMA around this initiative is the underlying thesis for these endeavors, which is science ad design are inextricably linked. And both are servicing a new and radical way of understanding and visualizing the world. It’s a good time to be a designer/scientist :)

2001 Google

To commemorate their 10th anniversary, the folks over at google have put their site and search database live exactly as it was in 2001. Try it – it’s exactly the same. The biggest thing for me though is all of the links are dead. I found the search results interesting in a time-capsule sort of way, but couldn’t continue my trip down memory lane because none of the click-throuhgs worked. Such a reminder of the temporality of the work we create for this business…