When adding a link, please include a brief description. Feel free to start or alter categories.


“Macrame of Resistance,” Lorraine Wild, Emigre 47, 1998

“Cult of the Ugly”, Steven Heller, originally published Eye No. 9, Vol. 3, 1993. https://www.typotheque.com/articles/cult_of_the_ugly

A Futurist Predicts the Death of Higher Education - The Atlantic, Adam Harris, June 5, 2018 http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/06/heres-how-higher-education-dies/561995/

What is a Designer? (Part 1: Designers and their Education), Norman Potter, Van Nostrand Reinhold Art Paperback, 1969 (Although a bit old with a kind of late modernism functionalist bias, this is maybe best articulation of humanism in graphic design edu? His emphasis on the (print) workshop seems very contemporary)

Say Goodbye to The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now—Gloria Origgi, Aeon “In the reputation age, our critical appraisals should be directed not at the content of information but rather at the social network of relations that has shaped that content and given it a certain deserved or undeserved ‘rank’ in our system of knowledge.” Towards a more complex, human approach to truth and knowledge: https://aeon.co/ideas/say-goodbye-to-the-information-age-its-all-about-reputation-now

And Their Eyes Glazed Over—Joelle Roenstrom, Aeon https://aeon.co/essays/can-students-who-are-constantly-on-their-devices-actually-learn


posthuman | The Chicago School of Media Theory (good summary of history of term, covers Hayles’s main points) https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/mediatheory/keywords/posthuman/


#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics, Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek, May 14, 2013 (original accelerationist manifesto) http://criticallegalthinking.com/2013/05/14/accelerate-manifesto-for-an-accelerationist-politics/

“Accelerationism,” McKenzie Wark, Public Seminar, November 13, 2013 (a response to the accelerationist manifesto) http://www.publicseminar.org/2013/11/accelerationism/

“Accelerationism: How A Fringe Philosophy Predicted The Future We Live In” by Andy Beckett Published in The Guardian, May 11, 2017 Audio Podcast version here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/audio/2017/jun/05/accelerationism-how-a-fringe-philosophy-predicted-the-future-we-live-in-podcast Text version here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/11/accelerationism-how-a-fringe-philosophy-predicted-the-future-we-live-in

See also:

Robin Mackay and Armen Avanessian in their introduction to #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader http://k-punk.org/

“The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?“ Ken Yeung, March 11, 2017 (article is based on John Maeda’s Design in Tech report. Maeda’s idea about “computational design” is verging on a kind of weaponized idea of posthuman design(er)) https://venturebeat.com/2017/03/11/the-tech-industry-needs-more-designers-are-hybrid-designer-developers-the-answer/

“Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene” - Donna Haraway, Journal #75 September 2016, e-flux (this piece is a bit nuts, but a good alternative to thinking about posthumanism in more than a strictly technological manner i.e. what she calls “tentacular” thinking, as in octopus…) https://www.e-flux.com/journal/75/67125/tentacular-thinking-anthropocene-capitalocene-chthulucene/

“We Are All Lichens,” Scott Gilbert http://sites.psu.edu/iahboundaries/wp-content/uploads/sites/34810/2015/10/Scott-Gilbert-Presentation.pdf


“Why, in China and Japan, a Copy Is Just As Good As The Original” Byun-Chul Han An investigation of the notion of authenticity in a culture that is “not committed to Being and essence, but to process and change”. https://aeon.co/essays/why-in-china-and-japan-a-copy-is-just-as-good-as-an-original

A SON’S RACE TO GIVE HIS DYING FATHER ARTIFICIAL IMMORTALITY, James Vlahos, July 8, 2017, Wired (textbots for dead people) https://www.wired.com/story/a-sons-race-to-give-his-dying-father-artificial-immortality/

How We Became Posthuman (book), N. Katherine Hayles, 1999 (esp. first chapter “Toward Embodied Virtuality” ) https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xhpb59y9bn7von/N.%20Katherine%20Hayles%20How%20We%20Became%20Posthuman%20Virtual%20Bodies%20in%20Cybernetics%2C%20Literature%2C%20and%20Informatics%20%20%20%201999.pdf?dl=0

“After Authenticity,” Toby Shorin http://subpixel.space/entries/after-authenticity/

fast company inquiry about design jobs of the future https://www.fastcompany.com/3054433/the-most-important-design-jobs-of-the-future


Link Dumps