15 Jun 2011

butterfly in the sky

Every year, since I was old enough to watch PBS' Reading Rainbow, I have had some sort of summer reading list. For the past month, I've been working my way through an unofficial summer reading list. It's been made up of mostly mysteries and sci-fi novels, with a memoir or two thrown in for a healthy dose of burnished reality. However, my priorities changed this week when I received my official summer reading list:

The Culture of Design, Guy Julier, Sage Publications
Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design, Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen, Routledge

Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition, David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins, MIT Press
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Adam Greenfield, New Riders

Graphic Design as Communication, Malcolm Barnard, Routledge
Botsman, Rachel, Rogers, Roo (2010). "What's mine is yours." HarperCollins Publishers, New York.

Bercovitch, Jacob, Jackson, Richard (2009). "Conflict Resolution in the twenty-first century: principles, methods and approaches." The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
Durham, Gigi, Kellner, Douglas (2006) "Media and cultural studies." Blackwell Publishing, Malden.

Completing this reading list is the initial step towards getting my Masters in Graphic Design (MGD) at North Carolina State University. I start the program this fall and hope to continue to take special client-based projects as cottage industries during the two years I pursue the MGD degree. First things first; I think I hear the library calling me.