We just had two more amazing lectures in my design class at Temple University Japan to round out the Visual Playlist theme for the class this semester.
Cameron McKean, editor of Too Much Magazine, lectured on utopian/dystopian communities and architecture, the rise of Brutalism in Graphic Design and Architecture, and the development of contemporary design aesthetics.
It was a rousing lecture that touched on Father Yod, 032c, Purple, cults, and so much more.
Noel Callan of TUJ/Debt Maggots/Anti-Whales gave a rousing lecture on the intersection of Phenomenology and Graphic Design through music packaging and the sensory pitfalls of Big Data.
Noel’s amazing presentation included this gem of a quotable, “In our lives, our experience of ourselves is more akin to a song than to an image”, echoing Husserl’s ideas of ‘now’ being comprised of the present, as well as memory and the assumed future.
An immense round of thanks to Cameron, Noel and Taro Nettleton for presenting amazing lectures to the class – it made for a really unique semester for myself and the students!