Friday, July 23, 2010

"Glass house conversations" an article from Architizer

Architizer, online magazine and website social, presents an article about:

Glass House conversations

Today the Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, officially launches Glass House Conversations, a website designed in conjunction with the School of Visual Arts. (Log on this week and you’ll find Alice Rawsthorn, the design critic of the International Herald Tribune, leading a discussion about the future of design.)
Photo from Architizer website
The series carried into 2009 when Dunn began to wonder if these kinds of conversations could translate into a digital medium and thereby involve a broader (and younger) set of participants. She began talking to Liz Danzico, the chair of the new Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts, and with program mentor Jason Santa Maria, they developed a graduate student course called “Continuing the Conversation.” Six students (Clint Beharry, Derek Chan, Kristin Graefe, Katie Koch, Russell Maschmeyer, and Eric St. Onge) were charged with creating an online presence that captured the spirit of the Glass House Conversation series.
Nine months later, the result is Glass House Conversations, a site whose simple, welcoming design encourages virtual conversation and features unpublished archival material from the 2008-2009 series.

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