Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 113: Facing the Future

Jessica, who is spending the month in Italy, made a trip to Milan to see Kate Crawford | Trevor Paglen: Training Humans at the Prada Foundation.
Whether this incredible gesture to surveil us is a measure of public oversight or an expression of, I don't know, Orwellian lunacy depends on many things not least of which is your skin color.…Your face can be picked out of a crowd, it can be misnamed, misaligned, mislabeled and there's all sorts of wrongful accusations that are going on.

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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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