A bunch of free publications from Institute of Network Cultures

The aim of the INC is to create sustainable research networks. In its first years, the INC selected a few emerging topics in which a critical contribution could be made, such as ICT for development, urban screens and the creative industries. Such an INC research thread may start with just one person with ideas on a topic of critical importance. This can lead to the formation of a small group of international researchers, both inside and outside of the academy, which may then result in a larger online discussion.

Summer Intensive

June 16–27, 2014
Apply online through April 7

Triple Canopy is pleased to announce its first Summer Intensive, a two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication, for twelve higher-level college students, graduate students, and recent college graduates. We invite applications from prospective students with backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media, and design.

During the Summer Intensive, Triple Canopy editors and invited artists, writers, and technologists will lead discussions and workshops with participating students, who will research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice. The program will take place at Triple Canopy’s venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and will include visits to studios, archives, and cultural institutions.

The Summer Intensive will address such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers historically used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? And how have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What are the politics of access and identity associated with online public forums and media?

Adventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown

You may have seen some of the beautiful maps of building ages that have been cropping up around the internet. I first noticed an amazing one of Portland, and then another great one of Brooklyn. I decided I wanted to try to make one of San Francisco, but, as I still know very little about making maps, I knew I’d need help.

Click for the full article and instructions.



The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

Graphic Designer Andrew Sloat’s video “1st Amendment (excerpts)“ was ultimately chosen for its content, approach and distinctive execution. Using analogue techniques, Sloat focuses on the key elements of Times Square: color, words, and movement, with excerpts from the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment literally spelled out. The video reminds visitors of Times Square’s strong identity as the nation’s “town square.”
“A place like Times Square exists because the rights of free speech and assembly are broadly defined and protected in America. Yet in an urban environment, these freedoms are also constantly negotiated. This twelve-channel video celebrates the simple words that make this globally-famous place possible.” —Andrew Sloat

The video will premiere just before midnight on Tuesday, October 1st, and play every night throughout October from 11:57PM–midnight. Midnight Moment is a synchronized program and presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.
See all of the videos created for October’s Midnight Moment here.
Find out more about Times Square Arts Midnight Moment. This month’s program is co-presented by AIGA/NY and Times Square Arts.



Richard Hollis

This event has no image but a special remark from Gerry, I’d definitely consider attending.
September 21 – November 10, 2013
Opening: Friday, September 20, 6 – 8pm

Artists Space : Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

British graphic designer Richard Hollis (born London, 1934) is a seminal figure in postwar design and communication. Working consistently since the 1950s as a freelance designer, Hollis has also authored influential books on design history and theory. His practice has placed emphasis on close collaboration with those commissioning his design, including writers, editors, artists, curators and architects. An overriding concern for the effective and economic communication of the client’s message has been consistent throughout his work.

This exhibition, curated by design historian Emily King with designer Stuart Bailey, is the first overview of Hollis’ work in the US. Consisting of over 150 items drawn from the designer’s personal archive including finished pieces, layouts, and notes, it reflects his entire professional life. Hollis was greatly influenced in the 1950s and 60s by travels to Zurich, Paris and Cuba, his production during this time revealing the impact of Swiss modernist design and Concrete art, alongside that of left-wing politics. In the mid-1960s he co-founded with Norman Potter a new School of Design at West England College of Art, based on experimental teaching principles, and worked as art director and designer of journals including New Society and Modern Poetry in Translation, the last of which Hollis went on to design for a period of 40 years.

Over these four decades, Hollis also worked for numerous publishers, including freelance for Penguin, and as art director at the left-wing publisher Pluto Press. In 1972 Hollis was one of the team of five that produced the book of John Berger’s BBC TV series Ways of Seeing. This significant project crystallized ideas around the ideological function of visual images, forming a critique of representation that was extended into the innovative relations between image and text in the publication. Hollis also collaborated with Berger on the design of the novel G. (1972) and the study of migrant workers A Seventh Man (1975), produced with the photographer Jean Mohr.

For a period of seven years in the 1970s and 80s, Hollis worked for the Whitechapel Gallery in London establishing a coherent system of communication for the gallery that has subsequently become a touchstone for the manner in which art institutions adopt a graphic identity. Since then he has worked for many other public and private art galleries, and along the way forged long-standing relationships and collaborations with several artists, most significantly British Op artist Bridget Riley. Consistent across his five decades of work as a designer has been a commitment to writing on design, including the key text Graphic Design: A Concise History, published by Thames & Hudson in 1994, and Swiss Graphic Design published by Laurence King in 2006. His writing for magazines, journals and newspapers, alongside letters and lecture outlines, have recently been compiled into About Graphic Design, published by Occasional Papers in April 2012.

Richard Hollis is curated by Emily King with Stuart Bailey. Exhibition furniture design by Simon Jones. The exhibition was first presented at Gallery Libby Sellers, London, in 2012, and toured to ECAL, Lausanne and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Related Programs:

A Video Lecture
Richard Hollis
Sunday, September 22, 3pm

The Truth About Hollis
Stuart Bailey
Thursday, September 26, 7pm

This exhibition is supported by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; The New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and The Friends of Artists Space.


Story I Graphic Design Conference

Designers are creators, yet must also respond to the needs of their clients. Is there a tension between a designer’s self-expression and the success of their enterprise? How do designers address this tension, if it exists? The goal of this conference is twofold: to inspire attendees to think critically about the role of self-expression within design, and to give an opportunity for speakers to reflect on their personal journeys as designers.

Story, Princeton University’s fifth-annual graphic design conference, invites celebrated designers along with students and faculty members from all across the nation to confront these questions.



What we know about the world is increasingly shaped by infographics — from the blue state–red state divide to an analysis of history’s best basketball players and a gorgeous portrait of New York City’s Twitter traffic. To launch the debut of a new annual series, The Best American Infographics, editor Gareth Cook explains why this medium is experiencing a golden age and uncovers its deep roots in art, cartography, and the brain’s natural visual intelligence. Several top designers involved in the project — Nicholas Felton, John Grimwade, Nigel Holmes, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg — will engage the audience in discussions of some of the works being considered for next year’s volume.

“When infographics work…they take you somewhere no other medium can go; they allow and facilitate intuitive insights; and they reveal the hidden patterns buried in mountains of data.”

— David Byrne, from the Introduction to The Best American Infographics 2013

The program will be followed by a book signing and public reception with many of the winning artists.

About the Speaker
Gareth Cook is the series editor of The Best American Infographics. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a regular contributor to NewYorker.com, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American’s neuroscience blog.

SPD-U Pub Crawl

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The Society of Publication designers is doing a series of tours (for students) of some great magazines — plus Pentagram on the 27th of this month. Please feel free to pass this flyer along to any of your friends who you think might be interested.

Seeking Autumn Fellows and Intern

Rhizome is offering a range of professional development opportunities for the fall semester: an Editorial Fellowship, an ArtBase Curatorial Fellowship, and a Program Internship. Each of these individuals will join a small team and play a central role in shaping the organization and its core program as it deepens its collections and expands its program internationally.

Through its internship and fellowship programs, Rhizome has a track record in cultivating individuals who have gone on to play an important role in the fields of art and technology.


The Editorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a developing writer with a dedication to the fields of contemporary art and technology to further develop professional skills and build up a portfolio seen by a large audience.

The Fellow will spend 50% of their time researching and writing articles, and 50% working on related editorial tasks. They may edit and fact-check other writers’ contributions, contribute to art direction decisions, help manage the posting process, and help with ongoing administrative tasks such as maintaining the editorial calendar and producing Rhizome’s weekly newsletter.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Editorial Fellow may work remotely, but must commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 3-4 months, beginning in fall 2013. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged and is highly encouraged. The candidate must have very strong writing, editing, and analytical skills, and very high internet literacy. They must also have a high level of familiarity with contemporary art and technology. Education or advanced experience beyond the undergraduate level is preferred.


The ArtBase Curatorial Fellowship is an ideal opportunity for a graduate-level researcher in a field such as curatorial studies or contemporary art history to shape the development of an important archive of new media art. The Fellow will conduct research, including artist interviews by email and in-person, in order to enrich the public understanding of works in the ArtBase. They will write new descriptions based on primary-source research, as well as identifying gaps and make recommendations about artists to approach for future inclusion.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Curatorial Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 3-4 months, beginning September 15, 2013. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged and is highly encouraged. The Curatorial Fellow will work directly with artists and be overseen by senior Rhizome staff. Education or advanced experience beyond the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience with CollectiveAccess is a plus.


Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and mature Program Intern. Responsibilities will vary and engage with all areas of the organization: assisting with the daily administrative upkeep; research and production support of the Rhizome website; coordination of organizational projects; correspondence with artists, members, and press; management of various social media platforms and more. Interns must be familiar with contemporary art and savvy with the web and new technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Program Intern must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 3-4 months, beginning September 15, 2013. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged. Candidates must be possess strong administration and organization skills, and a confident, proactive and problem-solving nature. As this position will provide a broad entry point into the workings of a non-profit, a positive disposition and willingness to undertake any task with a positive attitude is key. Self-starting candidates who can spot areas to be improved in the organization, and set about improving them, will thrive. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required, and other creative software (Adobe CS i.e.) is a benefit.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter (written in the body of the email) and resume to jobs(at)rhizome.org, making reference to the position in the subject line.

Fellowship applications must include 2-3 short writing samples as PDF attachment. Deadline for all positions is August 22, 2013, and will start at a negotiated date in September or early October. Review of applications will begin immediately.

A threadless-inspired contest for glasses

This contest is open to anyone who considers himself/herself a designer. To participate just download the lens shape requirements and contest guidelines here. All forms and mediums are welcome, just make sure they follow the guidelines. There are no limits on your number of submissions, so go crazy.

Don’t forget to promote and share your sumbissions to win the $1,000 prize for most votes. If you have any questions, please reach out to us on Twitter @FrameriEyewear or email us at contest@frameri.com.

Thanks and good luck!

-The Frameri Team

Fontastic is a Processing library to create font files

What can you do with Fontastic? Create fonts with code!

Fontastic is a library for creating font files in TTF and WOFF format which you can then use in any design program or website.

It allows you to make fonts based on data, sensors, live feeds, or any other algorithm, or manipulate existing fonts to create your own version (see examples).

Fontastic was designed to make it as easy as possible to create a font in Processing.

Under the hood, it uses doubletype, a Java font editor that builds font files according to the TrueType format, and sfntly to create Web Open Font Format files.


Form and Substance: Projection Mapping in Contemporary Art

A piece by Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ).

At the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn, New York.

Featuring work by:
Adam Dare
Bryan & Michelle Dodson (Integrated Visions)
Christina Graf
Claudio Sinatti
Davy & Kristin McGuire
Domingo Zapata
Jessica Angel
Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ)
Joel Fitzpatrick
John Ensor Parker
Kris Davidson
Laura Ramirez (Optika)
Red Paper Heart
Robert Seidel
Simon Anaya
Sougwen Chung

The exhibition will be free and open to the public from 6PM -10PM on May 10, noon to 10PM on May 11, and noon to 6PM on May 12. The exhibition will also host events Friday and Saturday nights from 10PM until late into the night with DJ’s and live music. Admission to these events will be $10 at the door.

Panel discussion: Interactive Spaces with Project Projects, FXFOWLE, and Alan Brake

Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30–8:00 pm
161 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York 10002

How does a body interact with a building? How do people interact socially within spaces? How do commissions interact with the design process? How do communities interact with one another? Architecture has long been interested in questions of interaction and new technologies – indeed, many ideas about the development of software have been drawn from ideas about the development of buildings.
Join us Tuesday, May 14th for a panel discussion with Guy Geier and Tim Milam of FXFOWLE, Alan Brake of The Architects’ Newspaper, and Project Projects principals Prem Krishnamurthy and Rob Giampietro, as they explore dimensions of interactivity in design, from analog to digital, and 2-D to 3-D, through a variety of examples drawing from FXFOWLE and Project Projects’ multidisciplinary practices. Case studies will include the newly-launched FXFOWLE.com, designed by Project Projects, along with interactive structures, exhibitions, public spaces, and related media.
Part of NYCxDesign, New York City’s inaugural citywide event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines, the discussion will take place at Project Projects’ studio at
161 Bowery, 2nd Floor, followed by a complimentary cocktail reception at The Randolph
at 343 Broome Street.
To RSVP, contact Emily Alli at ealli@fxfowle.com
We hope to see you there!

Processing.org, is now accepting proposals for GSOC 2013!


Processing.org is now accepting proposals for GSOC 2013! This is a “full-time” position for this summer with a $5,000 stipend. Only students are eligible. From google’s FAQ: “As long as you are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of May 27, 2013, you are eligible to participate in the program”

Other links: General info about GSOCSubmit your proposal!

Bodipure is Hiring

Job Title: GraphicDesigner (This is a part time job)

General Responsibilities
Design, develop, and produce creative for all products
Perform and coordinate all stages of production to complete projects (design the work and incorporate others’ ideas)
Work with external vendors as needed (photo labs, photographers, printers, etc.)
Coordinate the inventory of all graphical work for easy retrieval and backup
Act as liaison between staff and vendors to manage online projects
Support Web design efforts, including the design of Web site ads, banners, and other graphic elements using current Web design tools
Other design and production duties as requested

Strong knowledge of web design as well, PHP preferred  MAC platform literate
Digital design experience
Web development knowledge preferred

Graduate student preferred, but not required

Please send resume and portfolio info@bodipure.com
Our office is located in Fair Lawn, NJ

Website: http://bodipure.com

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