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Authorship&
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Work Calendar
The numbers function like pages as well as following the order in which the module runs... So if your click on a date it shows you what i did on that day... It moves in chronological order up to my final piece...
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Michael Rock - The Designer as Author

In this essay Michael Rock bridges the gap between ideas of authorship in writing, and those in design circles; what does is mean to call a graphic designer an author. I quote a point and then writes relevant notes about that quote.

Quote - "Post-structuralist readings tend to criticise the prestige attributed to the figure of the author. The focus shifts from the author's intention to the internal workings of the writing: not what it means but how it means." "The notion of a decentred text - a text which is skewed from the direct line of communication between sender and receiver, severed from the authority of its origin, and exists as a free floating element in a field of possible significations - has figured heavily in recent constructions of a design based in reading and readers."

Notes - Structuralism, Post-struturalism, Mordenism, Post-mordenism, constructivist and de-constructivist all represent the two main views on authorship. The 'Post' groups stand for those who call for the "death of the author" and the other group stand for design based on individual brilliance.

Quote - "Muller-Brockmann and a slew of fellow researchers such as Kepes, Dondis and Arnheim worked to uncover a pre-existing order and form in the way a scientist reveals 'truth'; But what is most peculiar and revealing in Muller Brockmann's writing is his reliance on tropes of submission: the designers submits to the will of the system, forgoes personality, withholds interpretation."

Notes - A graphic designer must not be seen in this work... but rather the grid system must be seen...


Essay Link - http://eyemagazine.co.uk/feature.php?id=30&fid=258
The Structuralist and Post_Structuralist Author
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