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My class was cancelled and now I want to start a school
And do a few other things.
A bunch of designers that I follow are all starting something new:
Talia Cotton has started Cotton Design
Lynne Yun has started Type Electives
Elizabeth Lin has started the The art of visual design
Spencer Change has started a new technologist practice based on independent research and art
It seems like everyone is bringing into the world a new way of teaching, working and researching that suits their needs and world view. And I want to do the same. My upcoming course at Cooper Union, p5.js for Visual Designers, was cancelled due to low enrollment so now I have the time. And I just gave a talk to students at Northeastern called Don't Stretch My Type so I feel confident in my teaching ability.
So I think I’m going to start a school. I’ve been mulling this over for a few months now and have a name and structure that I think I would be happy with to start. I hope to share it with you soon and maybe start teaching before Spring ends. :)
“For me, being queer means incorporating the systems which make me addressable online as an active part of my personhood.”
“I think the expressive and transformative potential of computing has been met with a poverty of imagination to see it as anything more than the latest installment in a long legacy of domestication.”
“Every person who joins a revolutionary movement must undergo this transformation into an active participant in the collective struggle.”
“We learn what it means to be a good cook from the same place we learn anything—we learn it from each other. We never stop learning from each other.”
“It harks back to a time when airplane travel was something of an occasion, a little bit magical. But is it not still?“ (Not me missing LAX)
Links from my talk Don’t Stretch My Type
I renamed my variable type website from xptype to vartype
I replaced the main font on romellogoodman.com with a variable font version (Homepage size went from 76.1 KB to 62.7 KB 🤩)
I archived all of the code that helps run my lessons plans!