Schedule and syllabus


Schedule and Assignments

NMDD seminar spring 2017NMDD seminar spring 2017

1/18 Introduction to NMDD
Career Service: Introduction and round Table discussion.

READING: As we think by Vannevar Bush
Blog post due 1/23

1/25 Resumes and Promoting yourself. Visit: Karl Heine

READING: De Stijl, New Media, and the Lessons of Geometry
by Jessica Helfand. Blog post due 2/1

2/1 Presentation. Group 1
Tyler Jurewicz, Linnae Medeiros, Matthew Nein,
Stephanie Chan, Mary Cleary, Sheena Legall

READING: Birth of the User and Producer by Ellen Lupton
Blog post due 2/6

2/8 Presentation. Group 2

James Horohoe, Hana Kurihara, Annie Schall,  Ya-Fan Chang, Danielle Gallagher, Madison Howie

2/15 Presentation. Group 3
James Murphy, Amber Parris, Brenda Ubaldo,
Mary Haedrich, Karin Hadadan, Carris Flyn, Joseph Scanlon

READING: Will There be Condos…  by Bill Viola
Blog post due 2/22

2/22 Visit: Social Director TDC. (
Blog post due 2/27

3/1 Visit: Michelle McSeeney (
Blog post due 3/6

3/8 Visit: Artist: Elushika Weerokon  (

3/15 Spring break

3/22 Visit: Shanon Copfer  (

3/29 Visit: Khyal  ( and
Blog post due 4/2

 4/5 Resume/letter/ and discussion.

4/12  3 Options:

  1. Talk at NYPL on Revival Type
    Wed, April 12, 2017 / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mid-Manhattan Library/The Corner Room /445 Fifth Ave at 40th Street, New York, NY 10016


DESCRIPTION: There are over 200,000 typefaces (fonts) available today. This has led many people to ask why we need new ones. Moreover, why do we need new versions of older typefaces? The notion of reviving past typefaces began in the Victorian era and took permanent root when William Morris looked to 15th century Venice as a source for his Kelmscott Press types. Since then revivals of classic types—an often-debated term—has become a routine activity for type foundries, even in the face of modernists who have called for new typefaces to express the spirit of the times. Today, there are not only type revivals of classic designs but of obscure and odd types from the past, and of letterforms (from inscriptions, manuscripts, graffiti and other sources) that never previously existed as type.

Join type designer Sara Soskolne, a type user, Paul Shaw, the author of the new book Revival Type: Digital Typefaces, and graphic designer Tracy Ma for a discussion and debate about what type revivals are and whether or not we need them.

2. Whitney Museum

Mar 17–Jun 11, 2017


Pay-What-You-Wish tickets are available at the admissions desk on Fridays, 7–9:30 pm. They may not be purchased in advance.

3. Raymond Pettibone
 For over thirty years, Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tucson, AZ) has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings’ signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique. Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work Ending Soon 02/08/17-04/09/17


7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2

4. Japan Society


A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
On view through June 11, 2017

333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Galley Hours:
Tuesday—Thursday, 12 PM—7 PM
Friday, 12 PM—9 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM—5 PM
Closed Mondays and on major holidays.Admission:
$12/$10 students and seniors
Free for Japan Society members (Join today!)
Free admission on Fridays from 6—9 PM.

5 Marsden Hartley’s Maine

Marsden Hartley’s Maine
Exhibition Dates: March 15–June 18, 2017
Exhibition Location:   The Met Breuer, Floor 3


  • 945 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY 10021
  • pay what you wish
  • Tuesday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm
    Sunday: 10 am–5:30 pm


Blog post due 4/17

4/19 Visit: Adriana and Sasha

 4/26 Brandie Knox, Knox Design Strategy

Specializes in award-winning web design,
corporate communications, brand identity, digital strategy and graphic design for professional services, financial and law firms.

Final class comments due.

 5/3 NMDD Party