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Chair, graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design

Design Editor, electronic book review

out now writing:
God’s eye view: Anne Burdick navigates the hippy aesthetics of The Universal Traveler, Eye Magazine 78. This review uses the charming Travel Map in the Universal Traveler to discuss the paradox of bringing order and reliability to risk-taking and innovation through the rhetoric of early twentieth-century scientific management.

Digital Learning, Digital Scholarship, and Design Thinking co-authored with Holly Willis, explores how emerging models for learning and knowledge production can benefit from current research in design thinking.
Design Thinking Research Symposium 8
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
October 19-20, 2010

Design without Designers, looks at how some non-designers who have appropriated design have a more robust understanding of it than many designers do themselves. The talk, delivered most recently at Parsons the New School for Design, inspired Bruce Nussbaum's Businessweek blog post: "Is Design Too Important to be left to Designers?". Nussbaum and Tim Marshall, Provost of the New School, were respondents. It was originally a keynote for the University of Brighton's 150th anniversary of Art and Design.
Schimpfwörterbuch zu der von Karl Kraus 1899 bis 1936 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift Die Fackel

"Fackellex 2" is the follow-up to "Fackellex 1", the Fackel Wörterbuch: Redensarten, which won the "Most Beautiful Book in the World" award at the Leipzig book fair. Fackellex 2 is a dictionary of dirty words and insults in Die Fackel, designed in collaboration with Literary Scientists at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The set of three books are interconnected
and linked to the Austrian Academy Corpus.
Fackellex 2 has just been accepted into the AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers.
Interview and feature in The Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

"Graduate Education: Preparing designers for jobs that don't exist (yet)"
Adobe Think Tank
October 2007

in the works

web application design:
Austrian Academy Corpus

An electronic database of 19th- and 20th-century Austrian texts for the Austrian Academy of Sciences
current projects: container/gateway design; newspaper interface; Der Weltbühne interface
book design:
From Cliché to Archetype by Marshall McLuhan by Gingko Press
Schimpfwörterbuch zu der von Karl Kraus 1899 bis 1936 herausgegebenen Zeitschrift Die Fackel

"Fackellex 3" completes the Fackel Dictionary set.

upcoming talks

Digital Humanities 2.0: Emerging Paradigms in the Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age
6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011, Humanities Center at Harvard
selected past papers and presentations

New Contexts, New Practices, AIGA Design Educators Conference,
Moderator for Shifting Paradigms: Tools and Systems "authoring group"
final report: pdf | video
North Carolina State University
October 8-10, 2010

Nowcasting: Design and the Digital Humanities
UCLA Design | Media Arts
October 16-17, 2009
Media In Transition 6, MIT
Looking for New Words in Old Texts: Digital Editions of Literary Journals in the AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus, with Hanno Biber, Evelyn Breitender, Karlheinz Mörth.
April 25, 2009

Vectors Fellowship Workshop
Presentation to workshop participants
Annenberg Center, University of Southern California
Summer 2007, 2008, 2009

What Matters International Symposium
Keynote Speaker and Jurist
Otis College of Art and Design and the Output Foundation
March 16-17, 2007
watch video highlights on YouTube

Schools of Thoughts 3
"How is Curriculum Anticipating Emerging Practices?" Panel
AIGA Design Education Community Conference 2007
March 10, 2007

Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface
"The Interface as Reading and Writing Tool"
First International HASTAC Conference (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory)
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
April 20, 2007

Text as Image Conference
"Text and/as Image"
Humanitech: University of California, Irvine
February 2-3, 2007
listen to podcast: talk | q + a