Elliott Earls 2014 Typo SF Talk
In this 22 minute long video, Designer-in-Residence Elliott Earls discusses three potential research models for aesthetic production.
Elliott Earls presents his perspective on establishment and anarchy. How does one visualize dissent? It can take the form of a sophisticated challenge to dominant ideologies—political, religious, or cultural—or the opposite: an anti-establishment counterculture with no message. How are people responding to or acting on these images? Are designers defined by a “design canon” which determines the way they operate? Should they look beyond traditional sources of inspiration or court contradiction and chaos to produce relevant, resonant, and prescient design?
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