SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] morality in IA
Re: [Sigia-l] morality in IA
From: michel.milano (michel_milano_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 17:53:42 EST
the issues come into play with every single act of creation a person does.
it is intrinsic to being 'designer', no?
it has been this way. from the start of "IA". the only
difference is awareness.
a lot of the critical thinking from the visual design folks
is of interest on this topic. it might be that the issues are slightly closer
to the surface in the realm of image making, and the critical visual
people is so low?
in addition to the wonderful and late tibor kalman,
milton glaser has had some good words.
and good practice (re: tibor,
check into the background of colors magazine, for
example, to see an example of ideas into practice on responsibility
good stuff, and with nice messy contradictions, too, making it more
other sources that come to mind mostly due to their recent vintage are
in the autumn 2002 issue of eye magazine, with text by jesus ali,
and the identity / integrity conference 2002.
read adbusters too (oh wait, i see the one link references adbusters...)
>At 14:03 -0800 11/14/02, Christina Wodtke wrote:
>And I am more and more haunted by this idea. Ever since I read
>Classification and It's Consequences (A book I can't really recommend,
>except for the chapter on apartheid, but that chapter makes up for the rest,
>so I dunno...) I've been really haunted by the responsibility we carry as
>organizer of knowledge. The stereotypes and predujudices we bring to our
>work, the new thinking excellent organization can offer, the opportunity to
>help folks make connections that weren't immediately obvious-- or hide
>Talking to Yahoo! Sufers (the folks who make the directory) I find they
>grabble with moral questions all the time-- such as should they list Bin
>Ladin's guide to bomb making page?
>Do anyone else feel like what we do isn't just mucking around in the dotpop
>land anymore? that we have obligations?
>Designers have been thinking aobut this for some time. Maybe we, as
>structural designers, need to incoporate this into our work..
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