A newsletter on creativity, every few weeks
Every few weeks, we send Dispatch, a newsletter that draws together fascinating stories on creativity and purpose.
Write, Edit, Repeat; Design, Crit, Repeat — December 10, 2019
“The editorial process at a well-run media organization is better than any software process I’ve ever seen.”
When Your Audience Is … Everyone — June 5, 2019
A conversation with Chris Govias, of the Canadian Digital Service, about ethics, public- and private-sector design, and privacy.
Design as Knowledge Production — May 21, 2019
A conversation with Ali S. Qadeer and Chris Lee on graphic design, education, and power.
Let’s Talk About It — May 30, 2019
Design education should give young people new frameworks for understanding the world
This Must Be the Place — May 8, 2019
They took our name from us and no one knew it. Once you take our identity, you plan to take everything else.
Computers Are Made of Rocks — April 12, 2019
Take nearly any web-enabled service today. In many ways, these are the darkest patterns; huge networks that seep into fundamental parts of our daily lives, turning once questionable behaviour into mundane decisions.
What We Reveal Helps Others, but It’s Not Easy — March 22, 2019
“Even though these stories deserve attention, they are difficult for families to talk about, especially when they feel they’ve been ignored.”
The Map Is Not the Territory — February 8, 2018
I look at a map of future paths of totality, and what I see is a scaffold of the future moments that make up my life.
A New Newsletter from Toronto — February 8, 2018
I have trained myself, over time, to accept that what’s right in the moment is what’s right in the moment. Life has different phases and timelines.
Fast, Fast, Slow — December 19, 2018
There is the speed of business, the opportunism of business. But I also think the different channels that we work in [as designers] have different time scales.
Dark Mode — December 12, 2018
A respect for darkness is not just about stars—it’s about animals. It’s about flora and fauna health. It’s a human health issue. It’s an energy and environment issue. It’s a First Nations issue—we’ve lost our stories about the skies.