The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face :::.

By Steve Silberman Graphical interface pioneer Susan Kare, photo by R.J. Muna  Point, click. The gestures and metaphors of icon-driven computing feel so natural and effortless to us now, it seems strange to recall navigating in the digital world any other way. Until Apple’s debut of the Macintosh in 1984, however, most of ourinteractions with computers looked more like …

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Art: “In placi…

Art: "In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt — a wind to freeze; Sad patience — joyous energies; Humility — yet pride and scorn; Instinct and study; love and hate; Audacity — …

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A Kind Word For Norman Rockwell

by Peter SchjeldahlThe cover of the Saturday Evening Post published October 14, 1916. Illustration by Norman Rockwell. * * *I’m tickled to be cited in my friend Deborah Solomon’s new biography, “American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell,” as “the first hip young art critic” to have had a kind word for the …

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