Wow, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is the most expensive of all for students getting financial aid. Which basically means, it is the most expensive school to attend in the U.S. and therefore, most likely, the most expensive art or design school in the world.
If it was a medical or law or engineering school, no big deal. But it is completely unreasonable for a student studying fine art to pay off such massive loans. 99.9% will probably never make a living off of fine art, let alone higher paying industrial design or digital media and graphic design jobs, and even those that do (probably getting an MFA and teaching) will be in debt for those loans until they are 60+ years old.
I will no longer be recommending this school to anyone for art or design studies.
Robert X. Cringely drove over to the new Apple data center. It is really, really, really big. Basically, it is so off the charts big, it makes no sense. All of Google’s one million servers would take up less than 14% of the space. What is Apple up to?
“Instead of adhering to a single, centralized big idea, a brand must create coherence around multiple, smaller ideas. Embracing small ideas is a powerful way to navigate a rapidly evolving, connected world. Small ideas are fresh and immediate. Flexible and accurate, they can be defined in the immediacy of the present context, allowing brands to respond quickly in moments of crisis or celebration.”—
“Google is the best research tool since the invention of card catalogs. Nonetheless, I teach the “No Google! Research Class” at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism program (a.k.a. D-Crit). It may seem unnecessarily sadistic, but watching students squirm is only a small part of the fun.”
For decades I’ve always mistyped thier for their on my Mac. My hands just can’t do the ei sequence when I type fast. Plus, it is one of those i before e exceptions in English. This simple fix autocorrects it. But you can do it for anything you typically mistype.
Update: Gary is tweeting that @Twitter has brought back the category that was missing. So either it was a technical glitch, human error, or enough people tweeted/complained that they realized the problem.
@gary_hustwit has been Tweeting that @Twitter killed the design category in Who To Follow, with no explanation or fix. #BringBackDesign
Rules: Must travel to exotic location and photograph incredible natural phenomena (volcanos, storms, big or small wild animals) or exotic people (preferably non Western) engaged in heartwarming, sad, crazy, or ritualistic behavior.
U.S.: Where is Subaru? They build entire cars with zero waste. Not to mention Method, HP, and other well known green brands. It does not seem to be based on HQ location as IKEA is not a UK company and Volkswagen is not a Chinese company. As insane as it seems, Walmart is also more and more green.
“The numbers come from a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. The last time anyone tried to figure out the prevalence of disabilities was back in the 1970s, when WHO figured it was about 10 percent. The current report suggests the 15 percent estimate will grow as the world’s population ages.”
An opportunity for designers to make life better for billions!
“You have to have the discipline of learning many new things and keeping an open mind to what’s going to happen down the road. Don’t get locked into anything and always be looking into new areas. The technology is changing so fast. I think understanding humans, understanding how humans learn things, as basic as that is, that‘s probably important. I think how to present that information… presenting information to humans is probably a good skill set to have in the next 10 years because how is this going to change in the next 3-4 years? Its going to be amazing. It has nothing to do with (the technical stuff) it has got a lot to do with understanding humans. The hardest thing in the world.”—
John Gilroy, tech expert on The Kojo Nnamdi radio show June, 7, 2011 commenting on what young people should study to be ready for careers in tech.
Sounds like studying graphic design would be a good start! Presenting information to humans is the specialization of graphic designers, art directors, publication designers, interface designers, etc.
“For years school curriculums have emphasized top-down instruction, especially for topics like math and science. Learn the rules first — the theorems, the order of operations, Newton’s laws — then make a run at the problem list at the end of the chapter. Yet recent research has found that true experts have something at least as valuable as a mastery of the rules: gut instinct, an instantaneous grasp of the type of problem they’re up against. Like the ballplayer who can “read” pitches early, or the chess master who “sees” the best move, they’ve developed a great eye.”