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title date publication   theme kind language
Paglen meets Agre
Imaging systems and grammars of action
2020/11 Camera Arts

2design general 22

essay e

Man as 'aggregate of data'
What computers shouldn't do
with: Sjoukje van der Meulen

2018/07 AI & Society  design ethics essay e

The Swing of the Real
Jim Rick's Synchromaterialism

2018/01 Onomatopee 8art 09
essay e

Critical Meshing
The intertwingled discourses of design and art

2017/03 Sandberg Institute 2design general 21
  design education
essay e

Creative Civil Servants
A Century of Dutch Design Education

2017/02 unpublished 2design general 20
  design education
essay e
Designers do not determine what a thing does
Interview Peter Paul Verbeek
2015/09 NAI010 publishers 2social design 52 interview e
Reflections on Utopia and Now
Musings during a residency in Colombia
2012/11 Más Arte Más Acción 2social design 51 essay e
Research between practice and theory
Design as research methodology
with: Evert Ypma
2012/09 Graphic Design Festival Breda 2design general 19
  design education
commentary e

In Memoriam Ed Annink
Bright Mind, Beautiful Ideas

2012/09 Items 22 1graphic design 32 in memoriam nl/e

Nostalgia for a Future Past
On retro-utopianism

2012/03 De Gids 6visual culture 10 essay e/nl
Romancing the Next Nature
Natuur veroorzaakt door mensen
2011/11 Items 21 2design general 18 commentary nl

Richard Sennett:
Form Follows Feedback

2011/08 Items 20 2design general 17 interview e
Off the beaten track
R&D is mapping uncharted territory
2011/06 NAI publishers 2design general 16 essay e/nl

Watching, formerly Reading
Overview is the new depth

2011/05 Valiz / Graphic Design Museum Breda 6visual culture 10 column e/nl

All Color is Virtual
On color as meaningful illusion

2011/05 Artez Press / Terra 6visual culture 10 essay e/nl
Social Media, Performance & Design
On design as social practice
2011/02 unpublished 2social design 50 essay e
De gewone man en de kunsten
Hakken in cultuursubsidies: puberale symboolpolitiek
2010/10 site 7cultural politics 06a column nl
Tuin der Letters
Het laboratorium van de organische typografie
2010/07 Items 19 1graphic design 31 essay nl
Graphics in Concert
Introduction Chaumont catalogue
2010/05 Pyramid 1graphic design 30 column e
Ik gooi nooit wat weg
Boekbespreking Swip Stolk
2010/02 Items 18 1graphic design 29 review nl
Shaping Voices The Poetics of Design
Introduction to Shapeshifters reader
2010/01 Shapeshifters / Oogachtend 2design general 15 essay e
Wat is een boek?
Interview Mevis & Van Deursen
2009/12 Items 17 1graphic design 28 interview nl
Point of View
Interview Pierre di Sciullo
2009/01 Items 16 1graphic design 27 interview nl
Break the seals!
Flexibility as design principle
2008/05 Torino Design Capital 2design general 14 column e
99 months
Design strategies for raising awareness of climate change
2008/01 Fabrica 6visual culture 09 essay e

Representation inhabits reality
20 years of graphic design

2007/12 Dai Nippon, Tokyo 1graphic design 26a essay e
The applied art of art
Design criteria govern art in Venice and Kassel
2007/11 Items 15 6visual culture 08 essay e/nl
Nouveau Dutch Design
How Dutch are the young Dutch designers?
2007/04 Émergence 1graphic design 26b essay e/fr
"Je ne cherche pas, je trouve"
Jan van Toorn designs with found footage
2007/03 Étappes: 1graphic design 25 essay e/fr
"Smart, meaningfull, fresh"
10 years of KesselsKramer in Rotterdam's Kunsthal
2007/02 Form 6visual culture 07 review e
De Beyerd, visie of marketing pitch?
Een nieuwe vormgever voor hèt grafisch ontwerpmuseum?
2007/01 Items 14 1graphic design 24 column nl
Middelmatige communicatie
Vormgeving voor musea
2006/12 Kunst in de Provincie
K&V Noord Holland
1graphic design 23 essay nl
In discussie met de openbare mening
Martijn Engelbregts Dienstcatalogus
2006/11 Open 06 8art in public space 06 review e/nl
De letterbouwer
De materiële typografie van René Knip
2006/11 Addmagazine 5designers' profiles 14 profile nl/fr
Grafisch ontwerp in verkiezingstijd
2006/11 De Helling,
1graphic design 22 essay nl
Mooie bloemen, geen tuin
Recent Frans grafisch ontwerp voor het publieke domein
2006/07 Items 13 1graphic design 21 essay nl
Het primaat van de zichtbaarheid
Recensie boek Camiel van Winkel
2006/05 Metropolis M 08 6visual culture 06 review nl
Revenge of the symbols
Symbolism only works meaningfully within its own codes. Outside of these, it explodes, with considerable collateral damage.
2006/05 Open 05 8art in public space 05 essay e/nl
Form = Function
Interpretatie is het centrale begrip in een visuele cultuur als de onze, waarin beeld steeds vaker syntactisch wordt ingezet.
2006/05 Jaarboek
ABK Groningen
6visual culture 05 essay nl
If it ain't broke, upgrade!
Launch van 'the upgrade' in Amsterdam
2006/05 - 2design general 13 lecture e
"De BNO is er voor de biotoop"
Interview Annnelys de Vet
2006/04 BNO
2design general 12 interview nl
Strange Attractors
Intro to the work of two 'decorationalists'
2006/01 I.D. magazine 1graphic design 20 review e
Sensitive Modernism
Modernist values and contemporary design
2005/11 Yearbook
Duch Design
2design general 11 essay e/nl
Catalysts! The cultural force of communication design
Essays accompanying my exhibition in Lisbon, sept / nov
2005/09 EXD05 1graphic design 19 essays e
Bruce Mau's Discovery Channel
Bespreking van het boek bij de tentoonstelling
2005/05 Items 12 2design general 10 review nl
What about it?
Review of Jeroen Boomgaard's report on public art at Amsterdam's Zuidas
2005/04 Open 04 8art in public space 04 review e/nl
John Maeda : Creative code
Seven years of experimentation in digital interactive media at MIT
2005/03 Form 4interface and webdesign 11 review e
Joes Koppers
Profiel van een interfaceontwerper
2005/01 Items 11 5designers' profiles 13 profile nl
Wim Crouwel : de vormvoorbereider
Oeuvreprijs Fonds BKVB
2004/11 Fonds BKVB 5designers' profiles 12 essay nl
Massive Change
Q&A with Bruce Mau on his exhibition in Vancouver
(extended version)
2004/10 ID 2design general 09 interview e
Chris Keulemans
Interview met Chris Keulemans over boek en website 'De Amerikaan die ik nooit geweest ben'.
2004/10 Items 10 4interface and webdesign 10 interview nl
A Zen garden along the Zuidas
On 'Droog Water', an artwork by Diederik Klomberg
2004/10 ING / K&B 8art in public space 03 review e/nl
Dutch type
Review of Jan Middendorp's compendious book
2004/09 Form 3typography 06 review e
De Barbaro's van de Zuidas
Over opdrachtgeverschap voor kunst in de openbare ruimte van de Amsterdamse Zuidas
2004/09 Open 03 8art in public space 02 essay nl
Gespräch Weingart, Müller+Hess
Three type users talk about their choices (German only)
2004/06 Die Gestalten
3typography 05 interview de
Crossing frontiers of understanding
lecture at ICOGRADA conference, Saõ Paulo, Brazil
2004/04 Icograda 2design general 08 lecture e
Das war einmal
New engagement in architecture, art and design
2003/11 Open 02 6visual culture 04 review e/nl
Just use it!
Users as adicts or activists
2003/08 De Balie 7cultural politics 06b essay e
De kunst is net zo virtueel als mensen
Essay over virtualiteit, naar aanleiding van AVECOM.REAL
2003/07 Avecom.real 8art 08 essay nl
Deep Sites
Chapter introductions: click the chapter titles on the cover
2003/04 Thames&Hudson 4interface and webdesign 09 essays e
Being John Thackara
Doors of Perception, 7: Flow
2003/01 Items 09 4interface and webdesign 08 review nl
Kunst. Openbaar. Ruimte.
Een begripsbepaling van 'kunst in de openbare ruimte'
2002/11 Open 01 8art in public space 01 essay e/nl
10 stellingen van een ontwerpintellectueel
Hugues Broekraad onderscheiden met de Grafische Cultuurprijs
2002/10 Metropolis M 07 1graphic design 18 recensie nl
Shadows over Manhattan
Funlab project for post-911 New York
2001/10 Ad!dict 6visual culture 03 project e
Designers are authors
Graphic design as visual language
2001/09 unpublished 1graphic design 17 lecture e
The long march
Design and "the long march through the institutions"
2001/09 Adbusters 7cultural politics 05 essay e
Down with the singing waiters!
What's the message of experience design?
2001/05 Waag Society 2design general 07 essay e/nl
Reduce to the max
Introduction to Swiss contemporary graphic design
2000/09 Benzin 1graphic design 16 essay e/nl/de

The new culture?
Culture is being colonised by new economism
with: Chris Keulemans

2000/08 Groene
7cultural politics 04 essay e/nl
The erotics of type
Typography has always been employed to evoke eroticism
2000/06 Sex Appeal 3typography 04 essay e
De toekomst als kunstwerk
The influence of ICT on culture
2000/04 Infodrome 7cultural politics 03 essay nl
Mars calling Earth
Making a design magazine in the real world 
2000/02 DotDotDot 2design general 06 essay e
Elke kunstenaar is een ontwerper
Autonomous artis obsolete - art has become design
2000/01 Metropolis M 06 8art 07 essay nl
An ideal design is not yet
Authorship and idealism in graphic design
1999/11 De Balie 1graphic design 15 essay e/nl
First Things First 2000
Designers, use your skills for worthy causes!
1999/09 Eye 22 7cultural politics 02 manifesto e
Piet Schreuders
1999/09 Eye 23 5designers' profiles 11 interview e
Style = content
Should one overturn hierarchies of verbal and visual form?
1999/09 Eye 21 1graphic design 14 editorial e
Mode(s) d'emploi
11 young graphic designers from the Netherlands
1999/06 Fonds BKVB 1graphic design 13 essay e/nl
Sampling the modern inheritance
Modernism, style, structure, content
1999/05 Eye 18 1graphic design 12 editorial e
doors of perception 5
The Doors on 'play'
1999/05 Eye 19 4interface and webdesign 07 review e
What your see is what you think
1st International Browserday
student's proposals for the next generation of browsers and beyond
1999/05 Eye 20 4interface and webdesign 06 review e
Trial & error
Interaction makes 'problem solving' playable
1998/12 Eye 17 4interface and webdesign 05 editorial e
Words on screens
Typographers, the screen needs your attention!
1998/10 - 3typography 03 lecture e
Push and pull
Graphic design, advertising, and the quest for cultural significance
1998/09 Eye 14 1graphic design 11 editorial e
Design interactive education
Teach contexts, not just tools
1998/09 The Education of
a Graphic Designer
2design general 05 essay e
FUSE'98 conference
1998/09 Eye 16 3typography 02 review e
Oliviero Toscani : commercial art
Toscani's and Benetton's programme
1998/09 Eye 15 5designers' profiles 10 review e
Haags plat
De Mondriaan kwestie en Rick van der Ploeg's ideeëngoed
1998/09 NRC Handelsblad 7cultural politics 01 essay nl
Rescue meaning
designers should adopt an editorial point of view
1998/06 Eye 11 1graphic design 10 editorial e
Post Tool : serious doodling
1998/06 Eye 12 5designers' profiles 09 interview e
Steven Johnson : Interface culture
technology transforms the way we create and communicate 
1998/06 Eye 13 4interface and webdesign 04 review e
The reader's terms
Designers and the printing process
1998/05 Jan van Eyck
1graphic design 09 poetic e
A rhetoric of images
Overcomming the 'class struggle' between images and words
1998/03 Eye 08 1graphic design 08 editorial e
Sink or swim in the meltingpot
AIGA biennial conference, New Orleans
1998/03 Eye 09 1graphic design 07 review e
Steve Heller : Design literacy
A connoisseur's pick
1998/03 Eye 10 1graphic design 06 review e
Musings on economic firewalls between cultures
1998/02 AIGA journal 6visual culture 02 column e
Official anarchy
Dutch graphic design
1997/11 The Low Countries 1graphic design 05 essay e
The oldness of new
Does graphic design need redefinition?
1997/09 Eye 05 1graphic design 04 editorial e
The diaphanous machine
Clarity, consistency and new ways of navigating the web
1997/09 Eye 06 4interface and webdesign 03 essay e
Mieke Gerritzen : keep it simple
1997/09 Eye 07 5designers' profiles 08 interview e
Website graphics - chapter introductions
Themes in global web design
1997/08 Mediamatic 2 4interface and webdesign 02 copy e
A civil house style
Studio Dumbar's redesign of the Dutch Police identity
1997/07 Ministerie BiZa 1graphic design 03 essay e/nl
Learning to read and write images
Graphic design is a 'meta-discipline'
1997/06 Eye 01 1graphic design 02 editorial e
The aesthetics of transience
Subjectivity and impermanence in graphic design
1997/06 Eye 02 1graphic design 01 essay e
Steve Heller : Type in the digital age
Heller's 'faces on the edge'
1997/06 Eye 03 3typography 01 review e
Stop worrying and learn to love the web
Getting over low-res
1997/06 Eye 04 4interface and webdesign 01 essay e
Eerst de bouwstenen
Pleidooi voor academisch onderzoek naar ontwerpgeschiedenis
1996/12 Items 08 2design general 04 review nl
P. Scott Makela
1996/12 Items 07 5designers' profiles 07 review nl
Karel Martens
1996/10 Items 06 5designers' profiles 06 interview nl
Gebouwen bewegen
1996/07 Stichting Welstandszorg Noord Holland 2architecture 03 essay nl
Designkritiek in Nederland
Frederique Huygens' overzicht van design publicaties
1996/04 Items 05 2design general 03 review nl
Chris Dercon : Still novel
Cinema is revived in new media
1996/04 Metropolis M 05 8art 06 review nl/e
Studio Dumbar
The official face of the netherlands
1996/01 Graphis 5designers' profiles 05 profile e
Europa is een boekenkast
Ik ben opgebouwd uit 4000 jaar verhalen en geschiedenissen
1995/12 De Balie 6visual culture 01b essay nl
We do not need new forms...
A new mentality in design focusses on processes and contexts instead of products
1995/09 - 2design general 02 lecture e
Heinz en Valentine Edelmann
1995/09 Affiche 5designers' profiles 04 interview nl

Voorbij het object
Ontwerp van processen is belangrijker dan ontwerp van producten

1995/05 Items 04 2design general 01 essay e/nl
April Greiman: the way of the mouse
Interview, with english summary
1995/05 Items 03 5designers' profiles 03 interview e/nl
Melle Hammer : hark en piano
1995/03 Items 02 5designers' profiles 02 interview nl
Marianne Brouwer : Heart of darkness
Kröller-Müller exhibition
1995/01 Metropolis M 04 8art 05 review nl
Wim Crouwel
Afscheid als directeur Boymans van Beuningen
1993/12 Items 01c 5designers' profiles 01 interview nl
371 gezichten van D66
Wedstrijd voor het verkiezingsaffiche van D66
1993/12 Items 01c 1graphic design 00c review nl
Dialogue between two souls
Introduction to Remko Scha's 'artificial' art algorhythm
1993/10 Artificial 8art 04 poetic nl

Frans Haks
Interview met "principieel normloze" museumman
with: Chris Reinewald

1993/01 Items 01b 6visual culture 01a interview nl

Whistling in the dark
On the design of music for films and television
wih: Petra Pijnappels

1992/09 Mediamatic 1 9music & audio 01 essay e/nl
H.W. Werther : Double distance
Kruithuis, Den Bosch exhibition
1991/12 Metropolis M 03 8art 03 review nl
Anthon Beeke: De geest moet wapperen!
1991/10 Art i  5designers' profiles 00 interview nl
Remy Zaugg
Witte de Wit exhibition, Rotterdam
1991/04 Metropolis M 02 8art 02 essay nl
Sjoch: een substituut
Een nieuw logo voor Leeuwarden
1991/03 Items 00b 1graphic design 00b essay nl
Seymour Likely
Art is money
1990/06 Metropolis M 01 8art 01 review nl
Het zondagse spiegelbeeld
Nieuwe logos voor de overheid
with: Carel Kuitenbrouwer
1989/06 Items 00a 1graphic design 00a essay nl
No subsidy? No problem!
Dutch video art and government support
1987/01 Mediamatic 0 8art 002 essay e
Notes of a listener
Essay on radio- & record art
1985/08 Talking Back to the Media
/ Sound by Artists
9music & audio 00 essay e

Points of View on Design Education
Two strands of modernism

1984/03 AGI/Gerrit Rietveld Academie 1graphic design 000 essay e/nl

Lilia Prado Superstar
interview Ulises Carrión

1984/02 De Appel 8art 001 interview e

Lilia Prado Ready-made
a film festival by Ulises Carrión

1984/01 Metropolis M 01 8art 000 review nl

max bruinsma