Filtering your search by color is becoming quite popular. Google just released this functionality about a month ago. But, Idée is doing some fantastic research on image association. Check out their labs where you can filter Flickr images by compounding color, find similar images based on composition, and even upload your own photo for a content-aware search.....amazing.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 8:25 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Interested in getting more involved with aiga? Email me this week.
> programming: Coordinates and plans events and activities
> communications: Coordinates and creates promotional materials for events
> membership: Promotes new membership and coordinate volunteers
> treasurer: Directs fund raising activities and coordinates money distribution
> board representative: acts as liaison between and advocate for kc board and kcai student group
Posted by jamie at 2:15 PM
"ok, so you’ve graduated from design school. Now what? For 24-year-old Andre Andreev and 27-year-old G. Dan Covert, the answer was to start up a studio, dress code, and write a book about the experience of transitioning from school to work." Read the rest of the article here.
Posted by jamie at 10:27 AM
Friday, April 24, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION / FRIDAY MAY 1, 6–9 PM SENIOR EXHIBITION / MAY 1–17
FOUR YEARS AGO is a culmination of work created by senior graphic design students from the Kansas City Art Institute. It is an opportunity to celebrate four years of academic accomplishment. The show features a range of self-defined projects illuminating new visual and conceptual strategies for communication. Student projects demonstrate the critical role of design in educating, entertaining, and persuading a range of audiences in diverse contexts. Location: Kansas City Design Center 1018 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64105
Posted by monina at 12:39 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
BURN Advertising, has an opening for a part-time internship. This is a non-paid position, expected 15-20 hour a week dedication.
www.wowthatburns.com. Their website does not show any work so I'm unsure of the type of or quality of projects produced there, however, they state in their job announcement that your learning experiences include:
• graphic design (identity development, brochures, event materials, websites)To apply, please contact:
• creative concepting
• project management
• client presentations
• art production
Brand Evangelist / Creative Director
Posted by jamie at 2:07 PM
Monday, April 20, 2009
I know many of you did not get the chance to make the 45 minute trek to Lawrence for the Bruce Mau lecture, but I took notes on some things that he said which I thought were particularly interesting.
"We don't say this is how we do it, we say these are the tools."
He was talking about design not being as solution that you come up with somewhere else in an office and then give to people, but something that you co-create with them in order for it to have more meaning for them.
"Imagine, we can make the world a teaching experience."
"Current education deadens our sense of wonder fro the creative world."
Once you learn how the trick is done, not only are you no longer impressed by that trick, but skeptical of all subsequent tricks.
"If everyone lived like Americans we would need 4 additional earths to accommodate the resources we consume."
"Most inventions fail because the context isn't ready."
"Design is matter and energy combined with intelligence, creating delight and leaving matter behind. what we have to do is create something out of what is left behind."
I thought that was a interesting definition for design, but entirely true. It is a lack of doing things with what is left behind that is one of the reasons Americans would need four additional Earths.
"Words fall down."
Posted by Ian Tirone at 1:17 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Bring yourselves and your lunches to Futura this Wednesday when
Joe Cavallaro comes from Payless for this weeks Lunch Lecture. If I'm not mistaken, he will also pitch the Payless Summer Internship after his lecture. So, don't miss it!
Posted by TheEpp at 11:12 PM
Thanks to Bryan Jones for the link.
Posted by TheEpp at 9:55 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
What if there were an easy way for Businesses and individuals in New York City to dispose of all of their E waste? What if there was a 4th Bin?
1st Place: $1,500.00
2nd Place: $500.00
1st Place: $3,000.00
2nd Prize: $1,000.00
Online Submissions Accepted: May 1, 2009
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2009
Posted by jamie at 2:29 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities."
Posted by jamie at 3:43 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You all know and love the TED conference videocasts (and if you don't know about them, you should!). Also, another great set of videocasts that relate to design (specifically focused on future science & technology) are available from the Pop!Tech conference. Check them out. There's also videocasts of the Walker Art Center lectures.
Posted by jamie at 9:36 AM
I highly encourage AIGA student members to consider attending the AIGA Make/Think conference next October in Memphis. It's something worth experiencing.
Of note: our very own Meredith Adams is going to be a behind-the-scenes volunteer. Congrats Meredith!
Register before May 20th (1- month) to get the best rate! Get more info here.
Posted by jamie at 9:17 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Graphic Design Internship focuses on Kids/Toddlers Graphic Ts. More info here.
Thanks Kristy, for sharing the info.
Posted by jamie at 5:16 PM
In addition to KCAI, other local area schools will be having their own senior graphic design shows at the end of the year.
Here is a listing of the show locations and dates (plus from here you can view each school's promotional website, as well as links to some of the student's personal portfolio sites).
Posted by jamie at 9:43 AM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Edward Tufte, a leading authority on the display of quantitative information, is very explicit in stating that any graphic elements not in support of content are superfluous. "chart junk" is the term used to describe excessive attention to aesthetics over clearly representing meaningful visual associations between data.
That doesn't leave much room for distinct personal flair. Do you believe, as Tufte does, that "best practice" should be strictly adhered to when it comes to displaying information, or is there some room for more expressive form?
Posted by Adam Tramposh at 10:42 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2009
the recent lecture blog culture + technology integration at KCAI by Jamie and Michael brings up some interesting questions about transparency. the faculty's contention is that a social media component to design education is a healthy and community building development, but I frequently wonder what the implications of too much transparency might be.
I think that there is the potential for great psychological vulnerability that comes with this constant assumption of an audience. Everytime I publish any information about myself, I have to consider that it's accessible to my peers, educators, family, potential employers...
...and anybody with an internet connection really, like this individual from Vietnam who recently visited my website. It's daunting enough that I have to worry about the way people perceive me in my everyday dealings, much less strangers in South East Asia. The development of a personal "online presence" really brings a whole new meaning to self-consciousness.
does anyone feel the least bit timid at the prospect of being exposed to anonymous scrutiny?
should greater public exposure really be a priority in the formative stages of a design education?
Posted by Adam Tramposh at 4:41 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
archie is an adjunct professor here at kcai who makes sweet sweet typographic paintings. he occasionally teaches electives related to painting and type, although i have not seen the results of said electives. regardless, he currently has a huge painting at the kemper, and some work in the "review" studio, and much of his work involves clever word-play.
check out his website here. quite cool.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 3:17 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This past month Jessica Bayer has had the privilege of being the teaching assistant of Steve Whitacre's workshop entitled Words, Words, Words. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be the exhibition opening from 6-9 at night and Jessica wanted to extend an invitation to all of you to attend and see the visual projection pieces that were created. It will be in the Irving building. The exhibit will be up all week.
Posted by jamie at 9:10 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
Daytum, co-developed by Nicholas Felton of FELTRON fame, is a web application for collecting and communicating personal statistical data.
I've recently begun interacting with this application in hopes to make good on my claims to quality as a creative professional. Quantitative evidence is a compelling way to verify just how dedicated you are to developing skills, although it's easier to apply that principal to something like time spent with adobe CS software as opposed to time spent thinking critically. Self-documentation can be pretty tedious too, and I sometimes wonder if the time spent keeping track of how much I'm working isn't actually inhibiting me from working.
How much can you really tell about a person by their time investments? Is this quantitative method of presenting yourself overly reductive? Can you really put too much stock in numbers?
Posted by Adam Tramposh at 9:57 AM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Posted by TheEpp at 8:20 PM
Michael and I will present and Q&A on "Technology Integration and Blog Culture". This is the presentation we gave at the conference: "Future History 3: 21st century curriculum, Chicago".
April 8th, 10:40-11:30
Also featuring: video by Ian and Gerg
Posted by jamie at 1:09 PM
Sam Shelton: It’s All About the PR // Thursday, April 23 at the University of Kansas // JRP 150, 6:30 p.m.
"It’s all about the PR. When it comes to finding a job, no matter where you are in the arc of your career, it all comes down to having good PR. PR, in this case, is professional relationships. After all, the classic PR, or public relations is really about relationship building. It’s not just about what you send out, but about how you present the whole package: your work, your creative process, your inspiration, and your personality. Be ready—you’re beginning a process that continues throughout your entire career. The main message is that designers need to become master storytellers. Design is about storytelling—and selling yourself is an extension of that. Sam shares stories from designers from around the country that have to do with creating a communications strategy for yourself.
Sam Shelton is a founding partner of KINETIK, a Washington,DC-based graphic design firm. His passion for the power of design shows in each project he directs and through his volunteer efforts both locally and nationally with AIGA. Sam is a past AIGA National Board member, as well as a past president and past board member of AIGA’s DC Chapter and currently serves on the AIGA DC advisory board. Recently, Sam received the AIGA Fellow award for his significant contributions to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the design community. Sam is an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran Museum College of Art + Design in Washington and a member of the design curriculum advisory committee for Communication Design at Northern Virginia Community College. He earned a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond."
Posted by jamie at 1:03 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2009
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
WOODRUFF AUDITORIUM IN THE KANSAS UNION / UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Excerpts from KU Press Release:
Mau authored the groundbreaking 2004 book "Massive Change" (Phaidon Press), which has become nothing short of a design cult movement. For many, "Massive Change" effectively defines the progressive ethos that has infiltrated 21st century creativity.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 9:13 AM