"ALL TECNOLOGIES ARE SURROGATES FOR PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE; FOR EXAMPLE, TYPOGRAPHY IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR AUDIBLE SPEECH. " -Cooper
Although she never wrote a piece of functioning computer code in her life- Muriel Cooper helped shape the aesthetic vernacular we are used to today. Because the Mac was the perfered creative system, even of that type, her work dealt with designing a visually comfortable space for a designer to access all of their tools, which responded to their needs and tastes.
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carries on work at MIT Visible Language Lab. Gives lectures and writes publications on Muriel’s life and work. Is also a working designer in Manhattan.
former student, working designer, wrote programs which sensed the angle of the viewer which allowed the type and image to respond accordingly.
admirer, who has interviewed Muriel Cooper twice, and both had a profound interest in the viewer as the creator.