Author Archives: Lee

Depart From Zero

Can code create a true mirror of the world? Written and performed by Steve Rushton with the visual aid of Ray & Charles Eames’ ‘A Communications Primer’ (1953). The notion of ‘feedback’ is all pervasive in contemporary culture — a technical and behavioral mechanism which today works in all levels of the media, from reality [...]

The Medium is the Massage

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects is a book co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coördinated by Jerome Agel. It was published by Bantam books in 1967 and became a bestseller and a cult classic. The book itself is 160 pages in length and composed in [...]

The Diaeresis

The curse of the diaeresis.

The Semicolon

Semicolons; so tricky.

Unpacking My Library

I have made my most memorable purchases on trips, as a transient. Property and possession belong to the tactical sphere. Collectors are people with a tactical instinct; their experience teaches them that when they capture a strange city, the smallest antique shop can be a fortress, the most remote stationery store a key position. How [...]

Ways of Seeing

Episode 1: Psychological Aspects (1972) Episode 2: Women in Art (1972) Episode 3: Collectors and Collecting (1972) Episode 4: Commercial Art (1972) Ways of Seeing was a BBC television series consisting of visual essays that raise questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series gave rise to a later book of the same name [...]

The Creative Act

Marcel Duchamp


Samuel Beckett, Film, 1965

Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go)

Fischli/Weiss, Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go), 1987

In search of Barney Bubbles

Screenshot, BBC Radio 4 homepage In search of Barney Bubbles is a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the influential British graphic designer Barney Bubbles.