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Newsmaker: Richard Meier - News - Architectural Record

Newsmaker: Richard Meier - News - Architectural Record | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
As Meier celebrates the 50th anniversary of establishing his own practice, he reflects on his career and sticking with a Modernist vocabulary.
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One of the living greats in the field of architecture.

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Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals

Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council voted 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks.
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Ban lifted on mural art in LA. How exciting for mural artists and the public, too.

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Red Burns’ NYU program put tech wisdom ahead of tech genius | SiliconBeat

Red Burns’ NYU program put tech wisdom ahead of tech genius | SiliconBeat | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

I hate it when the first time I hear about an amazing person is when I read her obituary. I suppose it’s a reflection on the limits of my own horizons that I had never heard of Red Burns until I read the New York Times obit about the woman who had an outsized influence on technology, Silicon Valley and the way we all communicate with each other.

Burns, who died last week at 88, was the founder of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She was known as the godmother of Silicon Alley, but it’s clear that her work helped shape Silicon Valley innovations in ways that make them more relevant to all of us.

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I wish I had known this woman and been part of her program instead of studying environmental design a few blocks away.

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Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88

Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Ms. Burns helped to lead the movement for public access to cable television and started a New York University program to foster Internet wizards.
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"Red Burns, an educator who gained wide recognition for pushing for more creative uses of modern communications, helping to lead the movement for public access to cable television and starting a celebrated New York University program to foster Internet wizards, died on Friday at her Manhattan home. She was 88."

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World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure

World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Deep inside a 150-acre redwood forest in California, the world’s first 3D printed architectural structure has taken form.
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A fantastic first of its kind accomplishment in the world.

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One Big Wedo (Guero): The Journey of an American Folklorico Dancer!: The Day Of The Dead - Week 30

One Big Wedo (Guero): The Journey of an American Folklorico Dancer!: The Day Of The Dead - Week 30 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

"The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos in Spanish, is a holiday related to All Saints Day and All Soul's Day that is celebrated throughout Mexico and in many other cultures around the world.  The holiday and its merchandise are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States as Mexican communities and the culture influences society by promoting the holiday, artists, pop culture and retailers sell and embrace the marketing associated with the holiday, and as overall general awareness increases.  In America, we have held a fascination for years with skull imagery and the idea of the afterlife, heaven and hell.  There is also a growing trend of curiosity of paranormal activity, ghosts and spirits.  We celebrate the holiday of Halloween that embrace some of this fascination.  It's no surprise that as more Americans learn about The Day of the Dead, more and more are taking part in this celebration of life and death, folklore and culture."

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The Day of The Dead is the derivation of some of our present day culture. It is part of our art, our traditions and more which you can learn about here.

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The Next Big Thing in Design Is …

The Next Big Thing in Design Is … | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
No longer the province of the lone practitioner, design has become a broad, collaborative process. Just 10 years ago, design was considered to be a professional priesthood. The Designer (capital
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Design is being integrated more and more into the digital age. At one time, everything was code and progammers. Now, design is considered collaborative and many startups are spearheaded by designers.

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ART | SOOPERMEXICAN

ART | SOOPERMEXICAN | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

A page for my non-political pieces…

If you like my designs, feel free to fatten my capitalist wallet (and heart), by purchasing items with them splattered all over! If you have any item, send me a picture of you wearing or using it, and I’ll post it with a link of your choice on my “product placement” page! And look for me tweeting discounts when available…

Of course, if you want something you don’t see here, all you have to do is tweet me at @SooperMexican, or email me at soopermexican [at] yahoo.com.

I do custom designs and cartoons for any occasion!

 

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Everyone has the right to call thought provoking and creative expreseeions ART even if others find it less than agreeable.

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7 Frank Gehry Architectural Structures You Must Visit - Artsnapper

7 Frank Gehry Architectural Structures You Must Visit - Artsnapper | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
To help you better understand Frank Gehry's modern architectural style we have put together a list of Frank Gehry Architectural Structures that you should
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I do get a kick out of Frank Gehry. I still have his autograph from the Max Protetch Gallery in Manhattan. He had a show there of his corrogated cardboard furniture.

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3D printed mini designer chair series by kevin spencer - designboom

3D printed mini designer chair series by kevin spencer - designboom | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
designer kevin spencer has created a new set of 3D printed mini designer chairs, modeling the miniatures after some of the most renowned furniture in industrial design history.
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I love this. I guess it's the kid in me that loves miniatures and the designer in me that like to be able to hold genius in my hands.

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Prison Design and Its Consequences: The Architect's Dilemma

Prison Design and Its Consequences: The Architect's Dilemma | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Architecture has long been an indispensable tool...as a method of exerting psychological control - Norway’s Halden Prison fosters an environment of mutual respect.
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Humane prison architecture.

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Matias Wæraas's curator insight, May 19, 4:19 AM

The UN Human Rights Council has determined that living in the Pelican Bay State Prison for many is the same as being tortured. The prison is overcrowded and the risk of contracting contagious diseases runs high. Because of this 30 000 prisoners in the california state prison system participated in a july 9 hunger strike.

Miriam Scurrah's curator insight, May 28, 7:33 PM

Our built environment has a large impact on the way we live and interact with one another. As this article says, some buildings should never have been built as they are an abuse of human rights.

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The Concetto Collection Goes Beyond Beauty - Spot on Long Island

The Concetto Collection Goes Beyond Beauty - Spot on Long Island | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Specifically in its Concetto Collection, the company offers a variety of stones that can be used in the creation of kitchens, furniture, countertops.
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Absolutely beautiful stones for use in home furnishing.

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How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo

How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: The following is republished from WHY, a new digital platform from Herman Miller.]Imagining a sheet of paper as a building site will give you a good sense for Irving Harper’s approach to graphic design.
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Two greats coincide.

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Just Because Science Can Genetically Engineer Foods, Doesn't Mean We Should

Just Because Science Can Genetically Engineer Foods, Doesn't Mean We Should | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Why are we spending millions of dollars reinventing the wheel when we already have several that work? Just because science can improve nutrition by genetically engineering food, doesn't mean we have to.
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Just because we can doesn't mean we should.

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R.I.P. Red Burns: NYU ITP Founder Passes Away at 88

R.I.P. Red Burns: NYU ITP Founder Passes Away at 88 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Red Burns, founder of Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, passed away in her Manhattan home last Friday, at the age of 88.
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Godmother of Silicon Alley and founding professor of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts ITP. Wow, how I wish I had known her and been in her program.

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Red Burns Was an Oracle for Our Digital Age

Red Burns Was an Oracle for Our Digital Age | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
A former student of Red Burns remembers his first interaction with the woman who would eventually impact his future career.
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An amazing woman for any time, a leader, an innovator, an inspiration in the birthing of Interactive Telecommications.

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Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013) | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York

Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013) | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

Cooper-Hewitt mourns the loss of Red Burns, who was a pioneering force in shaping the interactive media world as a designer and educator. The museum was proud to honor Red with the Design Patron award last year, in recognition of her outstanding support and patronage within the design community.

 

- See more at: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/conversations/2013/08/28/remembering-red-burns-1925-2013?utm_source=#sthash.zCE9Y6Mp.dpuf

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The state of the art world.

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Charles Pollock, Renowned Chair Designer, Dies At 83

Charles Pollock, Renowned Chair Designer, Dies At 83 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Charles Pollock, was an essential, but almost secret, player in the midcentury industrial design movement. Born in Michigan, he studied design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and would later go on to work for both Charles Eames and George Nelson.
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Another great who thrived during a great design era passes away.

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Design Matters

Design Matters | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Joseph Slater, my grandfather and the son of a Jewish leather salesman in Salt Lake City, worked his entire career as a public servant for both nonprofits and the government. In these roles he worked
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Excerpt from the free ebook: Bringing Purpose & Creativity to Work.

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7 lessons on creativity from Leonardo da Vinci

7 lessons on creativity from Leonardo da Vinci | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
It’s hard to beat Leonardo da Vinci when it comes to keeping the creative juices flowing, so it’s a good thing none of us have to compete with the man, the myth, the legend who produced a flying machine and one of the world’s greatest pieces of...
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I am inclined to find similarity between Leonardo and Steve Jobs. Does anyone else?

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DuJour - Inside Richard Meier's Office

DuJour - Inside Richard Meier's Office | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Those familiar with the buildings Richard Meier has designed know the Pritzker Prize–winning architect favors clean lines, wide panes of glass and white facades.
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Richard Meier also likes the work of sculptor, Michael Esbin, a very talented young man who hails from the town where I live. Since our initial introduction about two years ago, we continually bump into each other in town and have artistic/spiritual conversations.

 

Two samples of his circular pieces a proudly displayed on the windowsill of Meier's office.

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The Big Marketing Activity Coloring Book--Fun For All

The Big Marketing Activity Coloring Book--Fun For All | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Download this awesomely entertaining marketing activity book and have fun doing our Email Marketing Word Find, Dress up a Marketer, Revenue Cycle Maze, Thought Leader Book Match Up, Content Marketing Crossword, and so much more!

Via Karen Dietz
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Let's have some social media fun.

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Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's comment, August 4, 2013 8:32 AM
You're welcome. It's Karen Dietz's clever scoop. Thanks goes to her.
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I shared it, as well. There is always great content to share from Karen Dietz! Thanks Karen!!
Tony Gough's curator insight, August 5, 2013 3:16 AM

A little bit of marketing fun!

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michael bierut interview - designboom

michael bierut interview - designboom | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
michael bierut is a partner at pentagram - working from their new york office.
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I love brussel sprouts too. ( You have to read the whole article to find out what this has to do with it.)

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Le Corbusier at MoMA: A love/hate relationship

Le Corbusier at MoMA: A love/hate relationship | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the architect who renamed himself Le Corbusier, was blessed when it came to his formation as a thinker, designer and theorist of the modern world. ..
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A distinctive style unparalleled in architecture.

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108 Years in 108 Seconds - Herman Miller

108 Years in 108 Seconds - Herman Miller | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
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108 Years in 108 Seconds

"To celebrate the launch of WHY, we asked animators Part of a Bigger Plan to answer the big question—Why has Herman Miller thrived for 108 years? We'll take care of the rest, bringing you a new story every week."

 
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