Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

NSA in Good Will Hunting

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Here’s Matt Damon’s character Will being interviewed by an NSA recruiter in Good Will Hunting, 1997. I’d forgotten about this genius bit of mouthing off until I saw the clip circulating this morning.

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Design Loves a Depression

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

That’s the title of an interesting article in the NYT last week. By “design” the writer obviously means design itself, and not the world of commercial design which is in fact suffering during the current economic crisis. The article’s author Michael Cannell argues that design benefits both in terms of social responsibilty and aesthetics during times of austerity, because working within constraints is often a spur to both the creative process as well as to a more considered, thrifty use of materials.

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