OBSERVER MEDIA : JOHN BERTRAM
On this episode of Insights Per Minute we present John Bertram — a graduate of Yale School of Architecture, the principal of Bertram Architects in Los Angeles, co-editor of Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl
and editor of the site Venus Febriculosa. No wonder he spends his 60 seconds wishing for silence.
OBSERVATORY : BONNIE SIEGLER
We are very excited to present Dear Bonnie
— a new truth-telling advice column from Bonnie Siegler. This week Bonnie answers questions about computer programming and the role of beauty in design.
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OBSERVER MEDIA : JEFF MILLER
Jeff Miller is a leading industrial designer and the Vice President of Design at Poppin. On this episode of Insights Per Minute, he speaks about timing.
OBSERVATORY : ADAM HARRISON LEVY
Boredom, a hotplate and a book ignited April's Gornik's impulse to cook. “I really started to become an adventurous cook when I was 23 and was attending the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. The winters were long and someone got into making these fancy meals. So I joined in the spirit of the game. I got hold of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking
and instantly I was incredibly ambitious.”
OBSERVER MEDIA : CHERYL HELLER
Cheryl Heller designs change and growth for business leaders and social entrepreneurs. She is Founding Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA. On this episode of Insights Per Minute, she discusses valuable words.
OBSERVER MEDIA : JOHN CASERTA
John Caserta is a Providence-based designer, artist and educator on the faculty at The Rhode Island School of Design. In November of 2007, he founded The Design Office. And today he gives us 60 seconds of insight on obfuscation.
OBSERVATORY : JOHN FOSTER
Lewis Wickes Hine was a dedicated American sociologist and photographer who used his camera to document the plight of children working in America’s factories, farms and industry. Beginning in 1908, Hine was hired by the National Child Labor Committee to travel the American South and elsewhere to bring back evidence of child labor abuses. Hine’s photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.
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CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE
Report on Pig 05049
, a book cataloging all of the products made from a single pig, which won the 2009 INDEX award in the Playful Learning category
PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2008
Designers and planners frequently herald the concept of “sense of place.” However, this ill-defined buzzword most often serves to rally support for redevelopment projects that ignore deep patterns of local culture.