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Glitch Art has long been an established mode of expression for staging critical media consumption. Glitch gifs, videos, music and even textiles alert audiences to the fallaciousness of the technology that increasingly dominates our world. Whether its purpose is to debunk our blind faith in technology or to instil in us the feeling that we have lost control over our personal data, Glitch is now more ubiquitous than ever before. Designers, too, are making ever more frequent use of these aesthetic malfunctions to enrich works that rely on functionality.read article
The Museum of Design in Zurich is currently preparing the exhibition “100 Years of Swiss Design” that will be the inaugural show at the new Toni Arena venue in September 2014. We spoke to Renate Menzi, curator of the show, as well as product designers Jörg Boner and Simon Husslein, about the specific quality of Swiss design – its strengths and weaknesses, its protagonists and icons, its history and prospects.read article
Discussion on Swiss design.
Renate Menzi, Simon Husslein, Jörg Boner
With today’s information providers sticking largely to standardised production methods or screen-based forms of presentation, it’s worth casting our minds back to the end of the industrial revolution, to an era in which there was almost unlimited enthusiasm for technological advances and a wide audience wanting to be kept abreast of developments. With medicine also taking huge strides forward, it was an age that gave rise to many new specialist journals and saw the birth of many a popular-science textbook.read article
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