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I’ve been in the mood to start grad school lately. After reading about theories and the creative process I have found that I am more interested in why art is made, not how. I want a program that will let me explore design in every discipline, that will allow me to formulate ideas and share them with the rest of the world. And I desperately wish to teach. I should have majored in philosophy. Because all I really want to do is sit in a group of people and discuss why art exists and how it pertains to the meaning of life.

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The Grand Unified Theory of Nothing: Design, the Cult of Science, and the Lure of Big Ideas.

I have to admit that I have always been one that strives for deeper meaning in my work. I want my designs to have an impact on the viewer. Challenge their perceptions and make them think critically about my art and the world around them. I should have understood better when I was told my designs were too conceptual to be picked during my junior year Visual Communications class. I was so angry at the time. I didn’t want to assume the average person was as “stupid” as my teachers told me to think they were. I had more faith in the human mind.

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This entry begins my book discussion series. I have recently bought a few design books and I’m finally going to sit down and take a critical look at my field. These entries will deal with the issues in these books and hopefully strike discussion among those who design and who look at design. 

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