Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Objectified — the Movie

Objects (artifacts) should be of interest to graphic designers. We received this message from Susan, a former colleague, now in the Twin Cities: “I just saw a program I think you might like for your classes concerning object design. It touches on the thoughtfulness and humanity of the design process so it reminded me of you.”

This is from Independent Lens, — their website:
OBJECTIFIED, by filmmaker Gary Hustwit, is the second installment in his trilogy on design (his first was Helvetica). Objectified encourages us to stop and notice our surroundings and to think critically about creativity and consumption. Who makes all these objects, and why do they look and feel the way they do? How can good design make these things—and by extension our lives—better? What about the environment and the social and environmental costs associated with global manufacturing and planned obsolescence?
Here are some previews:

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