Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chee Pealman

"Chee Pearlman is the director of Chee Company, an editorial and curatorial design consultancy. Projects include serving as program director of the Art Center Design Conference in Los Angeles and working with and writing for a number of publications, including Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, Popular Science and The New York Times. She is the curator of the exhibition "The Voting Booth Project" at Parsons School of Design featuring 50 leading architects and designers who poignantly re-imagined actual voting booths used in the 2000 election in Florida. Chee founded and chaired of the Chrysler Design Awards for its ten-year duration and is the former Editor-in-Chief of I.D. Magazine, which received five National Magazine Awards under her tenure." (I pulled this from the net, I can't really say it any better.)

Radical Craft:Idea of the making, connection of the brain and the hand. (Listen to interview with Chee about Radical Craft) but not in terms of macrame (poor macrame, it always gets picked on,) but in terms of objects like the Mars rover.

Chee Pearlman is a curator, looking at the cutting edge of design. She feels that design is in the "central sweet spot" in terms of cross discipline. Many fields have a design component. She also spent two years programming the Radical Craft Conference in Pasadina CA, in 2007.

In Wired, Chee Pearlman moderated a panal on design with: Paola Antonelli, Tim Parsey, Bruce Sterling, Lee Green, Lorraine Wild, Don Norman, Ayse Birsel, Tucker Viemeister, David Kelley, Ted Selker, Ray Riley, Ettore Sottsass, Erik Adegard, Robert Brunner,Trevor Creed, Gary Fisher, Andy Proehl, Rick Valicenti, Richard Saul Wurman and Susan Yelavitch.

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