Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

A self-driving car developed by Waymo. (Photo: via TechCrunch)

Car Trouble

Google’s self-driving car company, Waymo, has filed a lawsuit accusing Uber of using its intellectual property. The dispute centers on former Google employee Anthony Levandowski, who downloaded Google files before leaving to start Otto, a company that Uber later acquired.
[The New York Times]

(Photo: AFP/Getty Images, via The Cut)

Fashionable Filth

Moschino designer Jeremy Scott showed a tongue-in-cheek, trash-inspired collection at Milan Fashion Week. After showing looks laden with detritus, Scott took a bow wearing a shirt that read “Couture is an Attitude.”
[The Cut]

The entrance to Dia Beacon. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Mamma Dia

The Dia Art Foundation has named Brown University professor Courtney J. Martin as its deputy director and chief curator. Martin said she was excited for the new opportunity, praising Dia for its “unparalleled collection of art and a deep history of helping artists develop their practice and realize ambitious projects.”

A performance funded by the NEA. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Signed and Delivered

Twenty-four senators have signed a letter asking President Trump to continue funding the the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which the administration had reportedly considered eliminating. The letter points out the economic advantages of the programs, as well as their cultural significance.

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