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Design is Art with Rules

By Christopher Butler

There is no good definition of design. In this episode, Chris talks about what distinguishes design from art, and how accountability plays a unique role in making the distinction clear.Links4'33", by John CageThe scene sampled at the end of the episode is from "A Matter of Perspective," Season 3, Episode 14 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You can view the clip here.MusicWilt, by r benyMercurial Vision, by Blue Dot Sessionsektar, by r benyCreditsDesign Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC. You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw, visit the show's website at, or email Chris directly at chris @ for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.After-Credits Links“Conservatively, our prison story cost roughly $350,000. The banner ads that appeared in it brought in $5,000, give or take.”An Open Letter to Managers of WomenThis clock writes the timeVictorians Wanted to Contact Aliens Using Giant MirrorsStudy Finds That People’s Brains Show a Neural Spike When a Friend’s Brain is Stimulated3,000 year old intact ostrich eggPrinciples of Two-Dimensional Design, by Wucius Wong

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