05.11.18
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 80: Age and Authenticity


Jessica and Michael take off from The Age of Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture, an essay by Jay Owens about these confusing times. Michael says:
Part of what this piece is about — and part of what the contemporary crisis is about that infects us at almost every level — is that we live in a world that is so saturated with these manners and manneredness all around us that it’s so difficult to find your own way in it. And I think that’s the challenge that all of us face in our daily life, no matter how old we are or how young we are.
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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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