Remember In his 2009 book What is an Apparatus? Italian political philosopher Giorgio Agamben characterized his titular inquiry as “literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beings.” (1) He goes on to […]
With the arrival of the digital age and a culture dedicated to speed and efficiency, much of contemporary design has lost an old motivation: to create artifacts or experiences of permanence. Not even incredible breakthroughs remain for very long before they become the undiscussed norm or are replaced with new […]
We are taught in design school that the best designs have a lasting quality. We see beautiful commercial objects in venues like New York’s Museum of Modern Art and are led to think it represents the ultimate achievement of a design project. Designers are then inspired to create solutions that […]
Change is constant. It insinuates impermanence and can be exciting or devastating. Living in the fast growing city of Raleigh, I’ve seen a tremendous amount of change since moving here in 2002 – some exciting and some devastating. I practiced architecture for seven years before serving on the Raleigh Planning […]
(Dan Gottlieb was interviewed by Shelley Smith, Master of Art + Design student) [SS] I’d like us to just kind of start with a general who you are and how you came to be here. You mentioned that you were a fine artist, so–that’s quite a career path. [DG] Yes, […]
Last weekend, people would not stop asking me if I was having a good time. In rock clubs, on city street corners and even at the table at which my wife and I finally sat down to have dinner around 1:30 a.m. on a Friday night: Everywhere I went, there […]
This essay is adapted and reprinted with permission from EarthPledge Publishing. The Alabama tomato is truly a wonder. It takes on the color of the deep red soil, and the taste borders on sweet and tart. I grew up eating these tomatoes straight out of my grandparent’s garden in Florence, […]
Terra Incognita was a Latin term used on maps from the Age of Discovery to denote unexplored territories. It’s a perspectival term. Because, of course, there were people like the Tupinambá actually living in those seemingly unexplored lands on Martin Waldseemüller’s map. The places the Tupinambá knew intimately — where […]
Location: Yverdons-les-Bains, Switzerland Scale: 80,000 sf (7400 sm) Status: Completed 2002 Awards Progressive Architecture – P/A Design Award – 2003 Swiss TV and B. magazine – Golden Rabbit for Best Building of 2002 – 2003 The Guardian – Top Ten Buildings of the Decade – 2009 Summary Blur is an architecture of atmosphere—a […]
Lev Manovich is a new media theorist and digital culture advocate. He is a professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Software Studies Initiative which works on the analysis and visualization of big cultural data. His work is about creating permanent documents out of seemingly impermanent or […]
How to work with massive media data sets? Early 21st century media researchers have access to unprecedented amounts of media–more than they can possibly study, let alone simply watch or even search. A number of interconnected developments which took place between 1990 and 2010–the digitization of analog media collections, a […]
Please come to class on August 23 with a 5-10 slide presentation that explains a project, assignment or experience you did (or had) that introduced you to a new and provocative idea about design and/or changed the way that you think about design. Upload to this Google Drive Folder by 1pm. In […]
Phase 01: Theme development During this phase, students will each develop an abstract for the theme of Volume 38 of The Student Publication. Additionally, students will develop a personal essay to facilitate thinking and conversation about relevant and current topics in design. August 23 – September 20 (5 weeks) At […]
In Volume 36, we look to engage a discussion on the role of design and designers in shaping, framing, and reflecting reality. While the notion of the designer as a constructor or visionary of a future reality is not a new one, the increasing complexity and connectivity of our world […]
We have a great list of contributors for Volume 37, including Lev Manovich, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Aly Khalifa and more! We’re really excited for how this volume is coming together.
Our team of advisers represent various realms of design and respond to our work with insight from their combined years of experience. Tania Allen Assistant Professor of Art + Design Denise Gonzales Crisp Professor of Graphic Design Russell Flinchum Associate Professor of Art and Design/Industrial Design Jennifer Landin Teaching Assistant […]
Section I: Semester-long Advertising Strategy When Rachel Swiezynski and I came together to form the marketing team for The Student Publication, we outlined specific goals we hoped to achieve throughout the semester. Prior to this year, there had been no coordinated effort to market The Student Publication. Rachel and I […]
“The idea of probable, preferable, plausible and possible futures – the space between reality and the impossible – allows designers to challenge design orthodoxy and prevailing technological visions so that fresh perspectives can begin to emerge.” —Dunne & Raby In Volume 36 of The Student Publication, we look to engage […]
Students have been working to create design directions. Looking at the experience of reading, writing, designing and moving through a print publication the design of Volume 36 will be a publication like non of the previous volumes. You can see initial designs here.
Design LIFE, the Publication of the College of Design at North Carolina State, is running an article on Volume 36 of the Student Publication. The article itself explains and outlines the process that the students went through in developing the theme, as well as the amazing Exhibition Party that they […]
Volume 36 of The Student Publication offers a wide perspective on the nature of reality and how designers affect, create and modify it. From science fiction writers to speculative designers, the contributors to this volume are diverse, passionate and provocative. If you are interested in contributing, please contact our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
August Turak has integrated his life-long passion for personal and organizational transformation with a highly successful career as an entrepreneur, consultant, and executive for a variety of companies. He draws on over 30 years of business experience to bring readers the kind of stories that transform their perspective. Turak’s essay […]
Danny Stillion is a Design Director and Associate Partner at IDEO, a global design firm. Stillion wil be discussing human centered design and the role of empathy in design–its importance not only for his specific field, but for design in general.
Bruce Sterling is a well known science fiction author, blogger and organizer who helped define the Cyberpunk movement – a genre which focuses on “high tech and low life.” In 2005, Sterling became “visionary in residence” at Art Center College Center of Design in Pasadena, California. Sterling will be focusing […]
Marc Russo is an Assistant Professor of Art + Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University with a focus on new media and animation design. In addition to teaching, Russo also works as a freelance designer and shows his work nationally and internationally in art and […]
Nicolas Rader is an Architect at Snohetta, an international firm with US headquarters in New York City. Rader is currently working in Raleigh on the Hunt Library, located on the Centennial Campus of NC State. The new library houses a “bookbot” rather than bookshelves, changing the definition of what a […]
Silas Munro is the principal of From the Desk of, a graphic design studio based in Miami, Florida. He is currently Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. For the past five years, Munro has studied the concept of the alter ego, giving […]
Roger Manley is the Director of the Gregg Museum of Art + Design at NCSU. The Gregg’s current exhibition, Art Without Artists, raises provocation questions about the criteria that makes an object art. Manley will be responding to this question and giving insight into the relationship between art, artists and the […]
Stephen Killian is a junior in Architecture within the College of Design. As head organizer of the annual Halloween Bash, Killian created a rich story specifically designing every artifact to fit within the context of the theme – Apocalypse. His attention to the overarching narrative provoked the viewer to enter […]
Ted Givens is a visionary, award-winning architect and founding partner at Hong Kong-based 10 Design. His firm was conceived as an environment that would allow for an intense focus on design and research. Givens will be writing about how rough visionary thoughts move into reality – tied to client and […]
Katherine Diuguid is an Assistant Professor of Art + Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Along with Justin LeBlanc, she is the new faculty chair of Art 2 Wear. In this role, Diuguid and LeBlanc have made any changes for the Spring 2013 show, including […]
/by Anna Bailer/ Environments can be comforting, provocative, or sometimes disturbing; all of which have different effects on the viewer. Being submerged in a new or different environment is an effective way to transform the reality of another person, or can prompt them to question the one they currently know. […]
/by Jennifer Peeler/ Within my short lifetime I’ve had the privilege, as the daughter of an Air Force officer, to move, live and travel across the United States. I grew up a person without a place that defined home – I had many places, many identities from which to choose. […]
Come out and join The Student Publication as we premiere the theme for this year’s volume with a First Friday Prospectus Exhibit!
This summer I lost my way. I lost myself. I lost what I stand for. I was enclosed by the darkness and couldn’t seem to find my way out. Coming home healed me. Understanding who I am healed me. Finding peace healed me. Slowly I found my way back to […]
Melany Bates, Senior in Design Studies “It is the very aura of the disinterested, the noncommercial, bordering on the “otherworldly” that makes culture so attractive to corporations or the promotion of a political agenda. The cloak of culture protects them against public scrutiny of labor practices, health and safety of […]
Grace Pledger, Senior in Graphic Design Although we might be tempted to think of it as a recent invention, future-casting is a new term for a very old practice. Man has always looked to the future and dreamed of what would come next. We create fantasies, fictions of what may […]
Jennifer Peeler, Graduate Student in Architecture Is the largest divide in American politics a spatial one? URBAN to RURAL. One need look no further than the red and blue election maps that identify each county with its primary vote to see evidence of the divide – isn’t the contrast of […]
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