Nora and Gary talk about his film, Objectified, sustainable design, design thinking, designed deterioration, and the stories that objects can tell.
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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.
The Book Club: Nora Young
Nora Young, host of CBC’s Spark, drops by the Book Club to share her thoughts on the future of reading and which books she thinks are must reads.
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Blogging pioneer, and former Spark guest, Anil Dash argues when companies push for intrusive Terms of Service, users need to push back. He speaks with Nora Young about why we should become Terms of Service activists and whether governments need to get involved to help companies stay in line.