The case for authorial design, from Hong Kong Sixties Designing Identity (p127):
Because sometimes design is “a vivid metaphor for progress in a Colony without democracy — progress without politics”…
I found a person (Robin Sloan) who calls himself a media inventor, which sounds a lot like the kind of thing I’m into:
It’s somebody primarily interested in content who also experiments with new technology, new processes, and new formats. Allen Lane was a media inventor. Early bloggers were media inventors. Right now, the indie video game scene is full of media inventors.
Fundamentally, I think, a media inventor is someone who isn’t satisfied with the suite of formats that have been handed down to him by his culture (and economy). Novel, novella, short story; album, EP, single; RPG, RTS, FPS—a media inventor doesn’t like those choices. It turns out a media inventor feels compelled to make the content and the container.
Via Noah Brier’s blog.
P.S. Mr Sloan even chose the same wordpress theme to modify as me. Ha.