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Comments on: Design Life Now is design light http://designnotes.info/?p=926 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: E. Tage Larsen http://designnotes.info/?p=926&cpage=1#comment-4062 Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:23:19 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=926#comment-4062 No. I conflated and misread your comment. Again, you are right …as usual. I should know better than to try to wrangle you from a 349am post.

My vitriol remains intact just belated and ready to strike, like an adder. A late night, near-sighted adder.

xx

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By: litherland http://designnotes.info/?p=926&cpage=1#comment-3778 Sat, 24 Feb 2007 11:45:06 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=926#comment-3778 Eric: Speak Up is a community. Lupton, McQuaid et al attempted to curate it.

Am I using the word “curate” incorrectly? It was a long, long week.

xo,
C

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By: E. Tage Larsen http://designnotes.info/?p=926&cpage=1#comment-3775 Sat, 24 Feb 2007 10:49:17 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=926#comment-3775 Litherland: how by any leap of the imagination is the Speak Up blog (and i say this because I’ve had some personal involvement) curated? It’s an open forum.

I use the word open somewhat loosely. The nature of curating something is highly selective and pointed in a way that the curator (or small body of curators, in this case) present a thesis.

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By: litherland http://designnotes.info/?p=926&cpage=1#comment-3567 Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:49:24 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=926#comment-3567 Mulling this over some more, I really think that Smith also could have addressed Speak Up’s inclusion (and I don’t just say that because I have some personal involvement). It was risky to include them: how do you curate a community? It’s almost impossible to contain and present. So much of what Speak Up is about is extra-verbal, extra-visual—just extra, intangible. It’s like trying to curate water. And regardless of whether Smith thought the curators succeeded or failed, the fact that they at least attempted to negotiate the curation of a design community is worthy of mention, it seems to me.

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By: litherland http://designnotes.info/?p=926&cpage=1#comment-3525 Tue, 20 Feb 2007 05:20:11 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=926#comment-3525 Yeah, what is up with the “no photos” thing? Even without a flash… I don’t get it.

Somehow I had missed Roberta Smith’s review; thanks for linking to it. (Ever since I cancelled my home delivery – although I do subscribe to TimesSelect – I find that I read the NYT less, or at least less deeply than I used to. Until good screen resolution becomes the norm, I suspect that that will remain the case.) Coincidentally, I was just telling some friends over the weekend that my favorite part of the show was the Panelite. Smith definitely makes some (in my opinion) valid points, but I wish she would have amplified certain arguments, like the Surrealism charge. Kind of sad to see that Nicholas Blechman didn’t even get a passing mention. That said, the work featured in the show didn’t really demonstrate his range. Good to see Coma get props.

So what’d you buy in the shop?

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