Read Orit Gat's essay, “Scroll, Skim, Stare”.
Choose an artist to make a website for. This should be a non-fictional artist, that is, someone who is alive or once lived as an artist in the world.
Class 10 — Research
After rereading Gat's essay, choose 3 “good” artist websites and write a little explanation for each. Then choose 3 “bad” artist websites and write a little explanation for each. Email me these sites and explanations.
Class 11 — Readings 1: “Laws in Art & Design” and small group meetings
Read both “A Lawless Proposition” (2011) by Paul Chan and “Sometimes it looks like a duck, sometimes it looks like a rabbit” (2012), and interview between Yale law professor Jack Balkin and designer Dan Michaelson. Choose one of the following prompts and create a written reponse (and upload it to your class homepage):
“When the school asked my company to redesign it, we knew the school was an incredibly vibrant community, where students unceasingly develop new ideas about what art should be.” says Dan Michaelson about art.yale.edu. So, what should art be? The Yale School of Art’s website was made 10 years ago now. If you were tasked with a redesign or update, how might you change it to reflect your opinion?
Class 12 — Readings 2: “Design is ...” and individual meetings
Read “The Crystal Goblet” by Beatrice Warde (1932, 1955), “Fuck Content” by Michael Rock (2009), and “Research and Destroy” by Daniel van der Velden (2006). Then create a written response (and upload it to your class homepage):
What is your personal working definition of “design”? (By “working” I mean for you currently and it is okay if this definition is aspirational.) You can reference the articles, and you can bring your own references if desired.
Class 13 — Working session
Class 14 — Final critique with Orit Gat
Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Perfect Artistic Web Site.