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Read online [email protected] PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC [email protected] John Maeda deconstructs the digital world with the earned authority of an M I T trained computer scientist and a card carrying artist Being ambidextrous with Eastern and Western cultures he can see things most of us overlook The result is a humor and expression that brings out the best in computers and art Nicholas Negroponte John Maeda is one of the world s leading experimental graphic designers and is quickly becoming a digital culture icon His early preoccupation with the intersection of computer programming and digital art has resulted in a fascinating interactive and stunningly beautiful collection of work Maeda has pioneered many of the key expressive elements that are prevalent on the web today Among his most well known works are The Reactive Square which features a simple black square on a computer screen that changes shape if one yells at it and Time Paint in which paint flies across the screen He has created innovative interactive calendars digital services and advertisements for companies such as Sony Shiseido and Absolut Vodka This is the first publication to present a complete overview of Maeda s work and philosophy A glorious visual exploration of ideas and graphic form Maeda Media takes you through Maeda s beginnings in early computerized printouts to his reactive graphics on CD ROM to his dynamic experiments on the web to his pedagogical approach to digital visual art and finally to his overarching quest to understand the very nature of the relationship between technology and creativity Six thematic chapters provide an overview of his entire career and research But this is not just a catalog of older work interspersedbetween each chapter is a new visual essay that has been created exclusively for this publication to underline each of the major themes Coming together in a massive pages printed in a dazzling array of color combinations on three different kinds of paper the result is a manifesto a finely crafted manual and inspiration sourcebook all in one With over illustrations by John Maeda, Nicholas Negroponte

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Most art and technology projects pair artists with engineers or scientists the artist has the conception and the technical person provides the know how John Maeda is an artist and a computer scientist and he views the computer not as a substitute for brush and paint but as an artistic medium in its own right i Design By Numbers i is a reader friendly tutorial on both the philosophy and nuts and bolts techniques of programming for artists br br Practicing what he preaches Maeda composed i Design By Numbers i using a computational process he developed specifically for the book He introduces a programming language and development environment available on the Web which can be freely downloaded or run directly within any JAVA enabled Web browser Appropriately the new language is called DBN for design by numbers Designed for visual people artists designers anyone who likes to pick up a pencil and doodle DBN has very few commands and consists of elements resembling those of many other languages such as LISP LOGO C JAVA and BASIC br br Throughout the book Maeda emphasizes the importance and delights of understanding the motivation behind computer programming as well as the many wonders that emerge from well written programs Sympathetic to the mathematically challenged he places minimal emphasis on mathematics in the first half of the book Because computation is inherently mathematical the book s second half uses intermediate mathematical concepts that generally do not go beyond high school algebra The reader who masters the skills so clearly set out by Maeda will be ready to exploit the true character of digital media design, No description available, Designer and critic Jessica Helfand has emerged as a leading voice of a new generation of designers Her essays at once pithy polemical and precise appear in places as diverse as Eye Print ID The New Republic and the LA Times The essays collected here decode the technologies trends themes and personalities that define design today especially the new media and provide a road map of things to come Her first two chapbooks Paul Rand American Modernist and Six Essays on Design and New Media became instant classics This new compilation brings together essays from the earlier publications along with more than twenty others on a variety of topics including avatars the cult of the scratchy television sex on the screen and more Designers students educators visual literati and everyone looking for an entertaining and insightful guide to the world of design today will not find a better or more approachable book on the subject, John Maeda probably the most important digital designer educator and artist working today created a sensation with em maeda media em which documented his complete oeuvre and laid out his belief in the importance of designers understanding the computer as a medium not just a tool br br br Maeda s work as an educator and director of the Aesthetics Computation Group ACG at the MIT Media Lab has largely remained behind the scenes For seven years Maeda and his students several of whom are already internationally celebrated have created some of the most digitally sophisticated and exciting pieces of design to emerge anywhere Little of this research has been seen outside the laboratory br br br This book presents the most fascinating work produced by the group arranged into themes that apply to today s design issues information visualization digital typography abstraction interaction design and education Each section also features brief essays by leading names in the field of interaction and digital design Casey Reas David Small Yogo Nakamura Joshua Davis and Gillian Crampton Smith br br br Deftly bridging the chasm between art and science John Maeda a true pioneer in the digital realm leads the way to a greater understanding and richness of experience