Although the exact meaning is not clearly defined, it could be useful to understand afrofuturism as the area of science-fiction being defined by black artists, and/or in addition, a cultural aesthetic resuscitating the history of african culture. Read more via Design Boom.
"Timothy Bardlavens design journey has taken him from coast to coast, and now he’s at Microsoft helping lead product innovation and UX while also heading up the culture team to foster greater inclusion throughout the company." Listen a Revision Path
ibyl Edwards is a true advocate for tech inclusion and women in technology. She’s the chief creative inclusion officer for strategy agency Wetogethr, serves as president of DC Web Women, and is a co-founder of Black Female Founders, an organization and platform for Black women entrepreneurs. Listen at Revision Path
Diversity in design for Black people is an important issue, but a lot of its focus tends to go towards employment rather than education. Design researcher Omari Souza has approached the topic from a different angle, and his thesis reveals some startling insights. Listen at Revision Path
Rebecca 'Bucky' Willis, project manager for Detroit Collaborative Design Center, discusses the concept of Design Superheroes and why they're important . Rebecca 'Bucky' Willis was a participant in the Third Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.
When it comes to his work, Mattieau St. Cyr’s philosophy as a creator is to always stay open. The multi-talented Torontonian has his hands in a lot of projects and wields a number of skills. As a visual storyteller, Mattieau created Mannik Realm, a vehicle for all his creative projects which includes film, apparel, design, and more... Listen on Revision Path
"The Detroit Historical Society, through its Detroit 67: Looking Back to MOVE FORWARD community engagement project, has taken the lead to convene an unprecedented community-wide effort. An outcome of this multi-year project will be the creation of a model for bringing diverse voices and communities together around the effects of a historic crisis to find their roles in the present and inspire the future.
The Detroit 67 Project and its centerpiece, the Detroit 67 Exhibition, will cover a period of 150 years. We will look back 100 years – from 1917 to today and forward 50 years to 2067 and use an understanding of our collective history to inform and define our future. Those who engage with Detroit 67 will be able to better understand the events leading up to July, 1967, where we are today, and connect to efforts that are moving Detroit forward." Learn more
Sometimes you need a captivating photo but you're outta cash and don't own camera. I've got some tips to help you out with your projects by using you cellphone. Using my cellphone has been such a life saver, with some of these photo basics I hope this helps you out..
Depth of field
In a nutshell, its the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that seem sharper than surrounding area. Aperture (f/11 or f2.8) determines how much light gets in. Now since mobile phones dont have that great of a distance but when positioned close to and object you can achieve the effect.
Rule of thirds
Dividing and positioning important subjects in the image using two horizontal and vertical lines where they meet.
Clean you lens: Finger prints and lint can hugely affect the quality of your photo - make it a habit to clean.
Don't use zoom: digital zoom crops your image as you zoom in, This leads to loss in image quality.
Keep the camera steady.
Take multiple shots at different angles: Give yourself options
Don't put subject in front of light source: that darkens your subject so all you see is the outline.
This is just a handful of tidbits that can help you when you need of a photo quick and in a hurry. Hope it helps!
The author of a 30-year-old Print article on diversity, Cheryl D. Holmes-Miller, surveys the industry in our summer 2016 issue to see who is designing the solution to a problem that continues to this day. Here, we dig into the Print archives to share the articles that started the conversation. For more, visit www.printmag.com/summer-16
Tokenism is still the order of the day in the graphic arts industry (having replaced a routine refusal or a smiling “I’ll call you”). However, there are signs that conditions are changing: advertising agencies in particular show a greater willingness to open up their bullpens to more black designers..
There are certainly many more black art directors in agencies now than there were five or ten years ago. Then, there were so few that their numbers were statistically insignificant. Today, black designers constitute perhaps one or two per cent of the total—not exactly an overwhelming percentage READ MORE