SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: An IA canon?
Re: SIGIA-L: An IA canon?
From: Kate Blaisdell (klblaisdell_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 10:46:39 EDT
The interest in comics and architecture makes sense to me, including Christopher Alexander's books such as A Timeless Way to Build.
I recently attended a lecture by Art Spiegelman, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel, Maus. He said: "The panels [on a comic book page] are like windows." In other words, he sometimes perceives his artwork and its structure in architectural terms.
For Information Architects who enjoy poetry, I highly recommend Gaston Bachelard's work, The Poetics of Space. His work touches cognitive science, architecture, psychology, and poetry.
christina <cwodtke_at_eleganthack.com> wrote:
I was chatting with some IAs the other day, and we started discussing
non-information architecture books all IA's and other interface/hci types
seem to read. Books like "Understanding comics", "how buildings learn",
"women, fire and dangerous things", etc. Some are more obvious, like the
last, since it speaks to categorization, but the fascination with
"understanding comics" has always bemused me...
any others that come to mind? I think it's interesting that there is a canon
for interface types.
"She was sinister but she was happy" --Robyn Hitchcock
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