"Narcissism of small difference"

25 Sep 2004 - 11:57pm
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Listera
2004

So what's the idea behind ''Massive Change'' [1]?

Bruce Mau: There's a design revolution coming out of North America. It dares
to imagine the welfare of the entire human race.

You mean, like the iPod?

Bruce Mau: No. It's not interesting to me. One of the most important things
we did was take the visual out of design.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/26/magazine/26QUESTIONS.html>

Let's hear it from the Canadians, anyone seen it yet? Posturing? Poignant?
Naïve?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

[1] A new exhibition put together by Bruce Mau on the future of design,
opening at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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27 Sep 2004 - 6:43am
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

Posturing? Of course it is, this guy is an academic and an artist on
top of being a design consultant (see www.brucemaudesign.com) very much
concerned with self promotion.

Poignant and/or naive? Not quite. This is gritty, realistic and useful
design. For instance, his ideas on the importance of domestic
architecture place him right next to such hyper-pragmatic (but
nonetheless famous)architects like Witold Rybczynski(see Home: A Short
History of an Idea.)

Alain Vaillancourt

--- Listera <listera at rcn.com> a écrit :

> So what's the idea behind ''Massive Change'' [1]?

> Let's hear it from the Canadians, anyone seen it yet? Posturing?
> Poignant?
> Naïve?

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27 Sep 2004 - 10:37am
Listera
2004

Alain D. M. G. Vaillancourt:

> Posturing? Of course it is, this guy is an academic and an artist on
> top of being a design consultant (see www.brucemaudesign.com) very much
> concerned with self promotion.

I wanted to hear more about the notion of "taking the visual out of design,"
for a designer. The snippets I read at his site and at IwB weren't fully
developed.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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