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November 12, 2003
Jot that down...

Looking at work of Students at the FIT it was good to see how there are certain heritage specific vocabularies in their visual language brought here by students, how these vocabularies survive in their thinking in their view of things. This energy of ideas from all around the world is what makes cities like New York so rich and interesting (among other things, of course)... and it is always a good experience to see this energy shine through all tiny cracks here and there... (even though it also screams sometimes, of course.). Some of the visual languages spoken were easier to understand, to listen to, than others. Just for me?... for others?...
It was also interesting to see how computers are now integrated into the design process, how it is easier to swing around several thousand dollars of a cursor in a software environment than it would probably be to move around the tip of a 50 pencil over the surface of found paper...
Hmm... ideas should probably still be born inside of heads or on pieces of paper, not on screens and inside of "creative suites"... hmm...
Also, how do these two points of view mix?... On one hand there is a very local and location specific view at things and on the other hand there is this technological filter which uses a bit of an "international technology style" interface... hmm...


And what happens when we start talking directly to the computer and don't touch it at all? Or when our brains are directly connected to the computer and we learn to manipulate the cursor with thought?

Posted by: jr on November 13, 2003 11:14 AM

see, most of the time, the computer is already telling me to press this button and that button, and to do this and that, just in order to get things done in a way that was predetermined by the logic of the interface...
hmm... ; )

Posted by: Witold Riedel on November 13, 2003 11:45 AM

When thinking I don't tend to write things down I leave them swirl around my head. This infuriated my Pascal Programming teacher who would chastise me into writing things down in a list before I did them. He couldn't comprehend that I could figure all things out before starting work on them. To pacify I would write the code then write his list, it kept us in happy harmony.

Perhaps it's because I'm not 'arty' that I don't find the need to scribble or write on paper.

Posted by: Sian on November 16, 2003 07:32 AM

Commenting again sorry! My Pascal teaching really got my goat. He insisted that I write these lists and think bubbles but wouldn't justify why. That's not teaching in my book. I kept telling him "If you tell why I should be doing them, I'll complete them without hesitation", instead all I got was a glare and "Just do them".

Just had to get that off my chest.

Posted by: Sian on November 16, 2003 07:35 AM

never be sorry for commenting here... : )
i guess the rules are completely different when you dod things that really need to work only within the context of a virtual realm... hmm...

Posted by: Witold Riedel on November 17, 2003 01:05 AM
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