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Design Languages

Design languages began with the industrial revolution as a response to the emergence of machine culture and mass production as it encountered traditional artisan aesthetics. These base languages evolved into a set of aesthetics that are expressed today among various design languages.

Design Languages by Stefano Caggiano

a design language can be compared to an iceberg: there is its above-water, visible forms–its aesthetic, and a submerged, imperceptible body–that deeper cultural content upon which the aesthetic is based and only thanks to which that aesthetic can even be perceived as meaningful

The book begins with the origins of aesthetic movements in the 1850s to 1950s and moves on to the articulation of the early languages into threads which exist in contemporary culture. The final section of the book discusses contemporary design culture from the perspective of the threads of environmental sustainability and our daily immersion in digital technology.

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Design Research News

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20-22 April 2020 – DTRS

We are very pleased to announce the 13th symposium in the DTRS (Design
Thinking Research Symposium) series, which will take place on April 20-22,
2021, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. The
theme of the symposium will be:

Expanding the frontiers of design: A blessing or a curse?

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Art and design movements of the 20th century

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As this topic can originate a long and tiring post, I just found great to have this short information at Britannica.com

“The following is an alphabetically ordered list of major art and design movements that took place during the 20th century.A “movement” is a style or prevailing inclination in art or design that upholds a specific philosophy or ideal and is followed and promoted by a group of artists for a defined period of time.

 

 

Generative Art – Design – Architecture International Conference

 

 

ARGENIA – GENERATIVE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
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C E L E S T I N O   S O D D U
A generated species of COFFEE POTS
each one different, unique and unrepeatable, as in nature from the website http://www.generativedesign.com/

We are pleased to invite You to participate to the 22nd Generative Art
> International Conference at the Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome, Italy the
> 19th, 20th and 21st of December 2019.
> (http://www.generativeart.com/loc2019/)

If you like to share with us your scientific and creative work and your
> design experiences, please, send us a proposal of paper, artworks,
> installation, poster and/or live performances (the template is in the
> website www.generativeart.com).

Follow Celestino Soddu  (LinkedIn) > Chair of Generative Art Conferences

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Media Archaeology – The NeoLucida

Our prototype in action. Here's an unaltered photograph taken through the NeoLucida's eyepiece. The world in front of you is superimposed onto your paper. Just trace what you see!

“Media archaeology—the tightly interconnected history of visual culture and imaging technologies.”

Design is not only about the future, but about what was created before and dissappeared through the ages.

I found this great and provocative project at Kickstarter:

“The NeoLucida is a 19th-century optical drawing tool updated for the 21st century”

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SMASH – File Transfer for Designers

The best and bigger design repository on Earth. (Ok, we want to be, we are working hard! Help us sharing the Portal, thanks!)

Smash: the file transfer service (with no size limit) for designers & creative minds.
What are the differences between Smash and Wetransfer ?
– No ads (never) but creative inspirations
– No size limit
– Preview files before downloading
– Customization of the link
You can test Smash at the following address: fromsmash.com

Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field
July 13 – 14 at ArtCenter College of Design
  • How can we construct an antiracist art and design practice?
  • How do our curriculum, research practices, and models reinforce or dismantle problematic racial hierarchies?
  • How might simply occupying space advance this endeavor?

Join us in July + Submit your Ideas by March 31

Reconstructing Practice is a convening featuring sessions, social spaces, and media that aims to provide opportunities for young creators—of color, especially—to engage with and through art, design, media and/or technology. Participants will ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime learning environment.
Between now and March 31, Reconstructing Practice invites contributions from designers, artists, technologists, and media creators—especially, but not limited to, people of color. Contributors are invited to submit proposals for facilitated discussions, film screenings or performances, hands-on workshops, social events, and panel presentations on research methods, practice, or theory. The field of practice—as long as it falls into some aspect of art, design and/or technology—and exact type of session are less important than the idea’s relevance to at least one of the convening’s three thematic areas, described here:
• Taking Up Space
• Constructing a Counter Canon
• Imagining and Manifesting Alternatives
For more about the event, visit the Reconstructing Practice website or reach out to the organizers at antiracistclassroom@gmail.com.