How did the project get started?
When you wree initially building the site were there a lot of suprises, things you didn’t anticipate?
Where do you see some of this graphic language going as a means of communication? What symbols do you feel are really new?
One color icons? Do you think of ever introducing color, or animation, or dimension?
Do you ever kick anyone out?
What happens if you receive a symbol that means something somewhere else in the world, do you accept it?
Did you build your own platform? What technology is it built on?
Work for Hire
Who is a licensing partner?
The Manila Notebook
Is there any fear about stealing idea?
Other than going to the gift fair, are there other ways to approach companies?
How does this thing start? What are the initial conversations? How far down the road are you?
How does the economics work?
The Suspended Room
Do you see sculpture moving out of your work and video taking over?
Where does the Japanese influence come in (e.g. the Japanese tea house in the bolder project)?
Is there something about Detroit that bring this work out in you?
Is the Van de Rohe book a comment on that?
Is it a model for what could be or could have been? Would the Corbu vision have been good for Detroit?
Could you speak to your relationship with architects?
It seems like you made the book speak specifically to the people who live in Lafayette Park. There’s a real beauty in speaking from the vantage point of a non-specialist. It says in form what you want to say in content.
Do you feel like there’s a finite number of designer-friendly grants or did you have to look to places that usually wouldn’t give grants to designers?
Safar 7 Urban Landscape Lab
Ceation of a scaled model at studio x
Were you able to distinguish your own identity as a form or as an aesthetic from the project?
How did they work it, image-wise, to final scale?
Was it difficult to navigate the bureaucratic elements?
How did politics enter into this?
Feedback from the regular audience?
Feb 19 John Caserta (general practice)
Feb 26 Max Ackerman (art installation)
Mar 05 Glen Cummings, MTWTF.org (exhibits/books)
Mar 12 Danielle Aubert (book)
Mar 19 Michael Carabetta, Chronicle Books to review book proposals.
Apr 02 Murray McMillan (exhibit/installation)
Apr 09 Megan Feehan (exhibit proposal)
Apr 16 Julian Boxenbaum (products/furniture)
Apr 23 Chris Specce (industrial/products)
Apr 30 Edward Boatman of The Noun Project (Kickstarter)