Friday, April 11, 2008

For Tuesday, April 15

Read Plato's Phaedrus. Try to read all of it—definitely read through Socrates' first speech.

4 comments:

Mike said...

This is unrelated to the current topic, but related to the course.

Here's a link to a David Carson - The End of Print video with William S. Borough reading his writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu__SYNHKSQ&feature=related

And a question: Professor Coffeen, what do you think about David Carson?

Daniel Coffeen said...

I am ambivalent about Carson. Or perhaps it's better to say that I have no strong feeling one way or the other. But I do miss his will to the decentered and the chaotic -- everything these daze is so neo-classical.

Mike said...

It's funny how design writers and critics took his work so seriously.

Design critic: "Why did you put black text on a black boot"

Carson: "I didn't see the prints. It's a mistake!"

Mike said...

The riff in the last lecture where you talked about infinity was great.

"Infinite possibilities doesn't mean anything is possible." Around that part.