Screen : Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture
As a contributor to the British publication Eye Magazine in the 1990s, Screen focused on the technologies, themes, and personalities that defined design in that era, a time when “new media” was still comparatively new. (The column itself imagined the screen as a frame both for being and being viewed: a filter, a frame, a lens, a stage, a mirror, a canvas, a window or a mask, a point of departure, even a potential destination.) These essays concern themselves with everything from silence to space, surveillance and spin. I write about new media and old media, DaDa and deStijl, the birth of alternative models and the death of visual hierarchies in what were, at the time, the newly-minted networked environments and early social protocols of the internet.
Princeton Architectural Press