2018-09-04 19:00:26 UTC
For the past three years, and thanks to a Guggenheim Fellowship, I have
been quietly working on a new book about design and technology, art and
life. The book -- ARTFUL DESIGN: TECHNOLOGY IN SEARCH OF THE SUBLIME
(A MUSICOMIC MANIFESTO) -- explores design as the intersection of art,
engineering, and philosophy. It breaks down computer-mediated
instruments, tools, games, and social experiences in everyday life,
and elaborates 100+ tacit principles of artful design.
It's all in there: ChucK, laptop orchestras, Ocarina, video games,
wacky computer music interfaces, audiovisual design, and a whole lot
more. Published by Stanford University Press, ARTFUL DESIGN was created
entirely in the medium of a (full-color, 488-page) photo comic. This is
a book for anyone who has ever been curious about how we shape
technology, and how technology shapes us.
It's nerdy. It's philosophical. It's a core dump of my brain in comic
form. And it's coming out next week.
See for yourself:
Pre-order the book now, and it will be at your doorstep next week!
Do you know anyone else who might be interested in this book? Please
share this with them!
Keep on ChucKinâ -- and I'll see you in the book!
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Department of Music (also Computer Science, by Courtesy)