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I'm especially interested in the cultural impact of digital technology: the diffusion of expertise and experience it affords, and the consequences of that diffusion. Topping the list below are two essays: one about design education, the other about my recent experiences in drawing (as an antidote to digital fragmentation). Other critical writings on design follow.
- The New Design Basics, in Steven Heller (editor), The Education of an e-Designer, Allworth Press, 2001.
- Slower, TypoGraphic 58, the Journal of the International Society of Typographic Designers, January 2002; and the Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology Newsletter, Winter 2002.
- Blur (published as "What Happens When the Edges Dissolve"), Eye, Autumn 1995. Reprinted in Looking Closer 4, Michael Beirut, William Drenttel, and Steven Heller, eds., Allworth Press, 2002.
- Less Is More 2000 (or "Who Needs Design?"), Emigre and Adbusters, Winter 2000. Reprinted in Looking Closer 4, Michael Beirut, William Drenttel, and Steven Heller, eds., Allworth Press, 2002.
- Typography & the Screen: A Technical Chronology of Digital Typography, 1984-1997, Design Issues, Autumn 2000.
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