I’m pleased to add the NeoAmericanist to my list o…

I’m pleased to add the NeoAmericanist to my list of links at the right. It’s an exceptionally well-done journal, provocative not only in content, but in design as well. Check out Cait Keegan’s “Sexing the Terrorist”. It’s exceptional.

Type and Tunes™ TUNES I’ve been listening a lot …

Type and Tunes™

TUNES

I’ve been listening a lot lately to Morcheeba: Stop Complaining (Morcheeba/Capricorn II Remix). My particular favorite is God Bless and Goodbye

File under “You GO Girl…”

From the EBTG website:

“Hello everyone. We would like to point out that the currrent TV commercial in the US for Hummer that uses our cover version of ‘Love Is Strange’ was put together without our knowledge or consent. Unfortunately Warner Music UK control our early 90’s recorded performances and agreed that the track could be used. It is common courtesy to inform the artist and listen to any objections when something like this happens. We were not contacted by Warner Music UK.

“Fortunately if the artist also writes the song, they can put a stop to things by refusing to allow the publishing copyright to be used. Unfortunately in this case, we did not write the song and therefore could not block it on those grounds.

“We are deeply concerned that our music has been used in this way. It is something we would never have condoned had we’d been given the choice.

“We are currently in lengthy legal discussion with Warner Music UK. We would have spoken out earlier but needed to clarify our position. We will make our final position clear and issue a statement in due course.

Best always,

Ben and Tracey”

From Alex : I’m very proud of Ben and Tracey, and from the perspective of someone Stateside, the commercial isn’t well produced. As usual, big thumbs down to the Hummer folks. As much as we love Ben and Tracy, it STILL won’t make us want to run out to buy a Hummer.

Show your support, download some EBTG from iTunes, and play it in the office or studio. Tell someone the story when they ask “what is that awesome music you’re playing…?” Walking Wounded or better yet…
Whole EBTG Catalog

I have to do a shout out to one of my students, An…

I have to do a shout out to one of my students, Anne. In her e-mail signature, Anne has her brother’s website: www.nicksherman.com which is one of the best, and most thought provoking that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s always interesting and relevant, so if you have a moment, check it out.

Wow. It’s rare when companies come out with stuff…

Wow. It’s rare when companies come out with stuff that is really helpful AND works well. I strongly suggest the NEW Firefox browser. Click on the link (in the right hand sidebar, just scroll down a little…), download it, and give it a shot. I bet you’ll be impressed…

Wow. For those of you out there who are Mac users…

Wow. For those of you out there who are Mac users, and using Safari: be sure to empty your cookies from time to time. My Safari was running a bit slowly, so I Googled ‘Safari Running Slow’ and ran across this: Speeding Up Safari. I gave it a shot and I’m stunned at what a difference it makes. Worth the 5 minutes, definitely. Thanks Scott!

I’ve been working on this new thread of research, …

I’ve been working on this new thread of research, still related to branding and identity-making, but particularly how it affects women, children, and minorities. There is a great book on the subject:

Deadly Persuasion; The Addictive Power of Advertising
Deadly Persuasion; The Addictive Power of Advertising

Also one of my students, Gillian, showed me that the same author has a full length video online. It’s available at: http://www.mediaed.org/videos/MediaGenderAndDiversity/KillingUsSoftly3 , and a studyguide for it is available at: http://www.jeankilbourne.com/video.html . Check it out, Kilbourne’s work is definitely cutting edge, and exceptionally well done.

I have great students this quarter. So much fun! …

I have great students this quarter. So much fun! Here are the textbooks for our courses, if you can’t find them elsewhere:

Architectural Graphic Standards

Building Systems for Interior Designers

No Experience Required
AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required

No Experience Required
AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD LT 2004: No Experience Required

No Experience Required
AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD LT 2006: No Experience Required

I’ve been working on this new thread of research, …

I’ve been working on this new thread of research, still related to branding and identity-making, but particularly how it affects women, children, and minorities. There is a great book on the subject:

Deadly Persuasion; The Addictive Power of Advertising
Deadly Persuasion; The Addictive Power of Advertising

Also one of my students, Gillian, showed me that the same author has a full length video online. It’s available at: http://www.mediaed.org/videos/MediaGenderAndDiversity/KillingUsSoftly3 , and a studyguide for it is available at: http://www.jeankilbourne.com/video.html . Check it out, Kilbourne’s work is definitely cutting edge, and exceptionally well done.