Well, I managed to post all of my film notes from my first semester running the Yale Architecture Film Society (only four more semesters to go!). I’m sorry that I’m (and will be) posting out-dated stuff for a little while longer, but I hope to intersperse these old film notes with some new comments on media/architecture/design as well.
There are some other things I’d like to change, as well, but don’t really know how to go about doing quite yet. First of all is the look of this blog. I’m using the WordPress.com theme called “White as Milk,” which is nice because of its simplicity and legibility, but there are so many things I would change about it (if I knew how).
It sort of goes along with a discussion I’ve been having about a friend recently about web page design: my favorite web pages are starkly minimal–the webpage for the graphic design firm 2×4, Hedi Slimane’s photographic diary, or the old webpages for Helmut Lang and Jil Sander (they’ve since changed, are now less minimal, and they’re now Flash based). In fact, I have a hard time thinking of websites that are more beautiful than the ones designed by Hedi Slimane. However, it seems the most popular blogs are intentionally cluttered and chaotic, for example, the websites for the most popular blogs, like Gizmodo, Gawker, and New York Magazine. I don’t know why this is the case. Why do people seem to prefer visual clutter on the internet?