Municipal laws greatly impact how people interact in urban settings; but the physical layout and design of cities also affects that interaction. A new documentary examines the design of cities across the world. Urbanized begins its run Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. WBEZ’s Jonathan Miller gave Eight Forty-Eight his review.
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A conversation between SXSW Film Festival veterans Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, 2007) and Doug Pray (Big Rig, 2007). This year’s festival sees the world premiere of Gary’s latest film, Objectified, a documentary that aims to do for industrial design what Helvetica did for the humble typeface. Meanwhile, Doug’s film, Art & Copy prepares to take the Sundance Documentary Competition by storm with a detailed look at the weird and wonderful world of advertising.
The two discuss the common ground between their latest films, including the art in the everyday, the genius of ‘Got Milk?’, and the strangeness and power of sitting in the dark and staring at a screen.
Nora and Gary talk about his film, Objectified, sustainable design, design thinking, designed deterioration, and the stories that objects can tell.
Audio taken form the documentary No Maps for These Territories - Part1
Taken from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Maps_for_These_Territories
No Maps for These Territories is an independent documentary film made by Mark Neale focusing on the speculative fiction author William Gibson. It features appearances by Jack Womack, Bruce Sterling, Bono, and The Edge and was released by Docurama. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2000.