All posts tagged: Translation

The Maker Movement

Everything made now is either a replica or a variant of something made a little time ago and so back without break on to the first morning of human time. Georg Kubler, The Shape of Time I have recently seen, long expected, documentary from Mu-Ming Tsai MAKER and it inspired me to have a closer look at the maker movement. I was wondering how and why they became so popular in the US and what are the opinions about the movement outside the makers circle. In this post I gathered quotes from the Form Design Magazine based in Frankfurt, The New Yorker Magazine and MAKER documentary. I also felt Esther Pasztory’s Thinking with Things: Toward a New Vision of Art would give a dipper understanding of the phenomenon. I see the maker movement as a gathering of creative and independent people in action. The makers connect to the physical world around them. They look for self-respect and the possibility to decide for themselves. The makers are not consumers. They are ordinary people who, with some powerful tools at hand, …

Translate, Translator and Translation

Designer as translator …the act of design is, in essence, the clarification of material or the remaking of content from one form to another. The ultimate goal is the expression of a given content rendered in a form that reaches a new audience. … The translation becomes a second art. Translation is neither scientific nor ahistorical. Every translation reflects both the character of the original and the spirit of the contemporary as well as the individuality of the translator… Like the poetic translator, the designer transforms not only the literal meaning of the elements but the spirit, too. … The designer is intermediary. Michael Rock, Multiple Signatures Translation is a kind of impersonation, … As a translator … I am keen to observe the world consciously, and notice dialogue, notice dialect, notice personal styles of speech, notice tics. … A book is not only a text, and I don’t see translation as an exclusively literary activity, but as a human exchange. … Translation is primarily performance, interpretation, more than it is “creation”… Peter Biľak in conversation …