Class 12: Art and Commerce

“Creating your own blog is about as easy as creating your own urine, and you’re about as likely to find someone else interested in it.” – Lore Sjöberg

Lets delve into Art and Commerce, the marketplace, the allure of mammon.  Lets talk about about the influence of commerce upon art in general but about how digital art and design in specific is being affected by the marketplace.

The idea that money, patronage and trade automatically corrupts the wells of imagination is a pious fiction, believed by some utopian lefties and a few people of genius such as (William) Blake but flatly contradicted by history itself” – Robert Hughes.







  1. Please post an entry to the blog that compares 4 (FOUR) talent placement agency’s websites.
  2. Make a short animation using this jquery plugin
    • introduce yourself (Hi I am a designer, name is DUDE.)
    • Explain the kind of work you do – your goals and what you aspire to.
    • Show some work.
  3. The Extended Homework Assignment you have all been waiting for! Continue your projects – make sure you speak with me about your project or else everything may go horribly awry.

Related: Usability in Architecture
I.M. Pei on why the Louvre pyramid isn’t a pyramid, the number of bathrooms and what it means when a Museum “works”.

Something to make because you have so much free time:
Maybe you should make your own online museum?
The Museum of Broken Relationships

real nice.
not so nice. but informative.
a general history of general computing:

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Lizzie’s Bubble Breakdown:


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