Category Archives: interview

Rebeca Mendéz: design is a social force for change

  Hard to believe, but I’ve now known Rebeca for nearly twenty years. Back in 1998 we asked her to design a cover for Plazm magazine. That was issue #19. We printed a series of postcards with her work to … Continue reading

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Chavo Ben-Amos: I just keep doing it again and again and again

Packaging Designer and educator Chav Ben-Amos talks with OnCreativity about the creative process, problem solving, and artistic style. Born in Prague in 1930, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz in World War II. She survived the Holocaust, emigrated to Palestine … Continue reading

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OnCreativity: Ann Hamilton interview

OnCreativity visits with visual artist Ann Hamilton on location at her massive installation’ the event of a thread’, to discuss flexibility, trust, and risk taking. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works via … Continue reading

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Neon Frontier on 107.1 FM: Skatepark Revolution

By the  early 90’s, skateboarding was in a slump again.  The sport had gotten to a new level in California in the 70’s when skaters brought surf-style moves to the empty swimming pools and decaying urban infrastructure that littered the … Continue reading

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Neon Frontier on KZME 107.1 FM: Food Pioneers

The American system for producing food seems pretty broken at this point. In the October food and drink issue of NY Times Magazine, food writer Mark Bittman said that for people to eat well, live well and be healthy, for … Continue reading

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The New Oregon Interview Series: Linda K. Johnson

Finding the Forest.  Image: Julia Keefe and John Klicker. Taller than the Other Trees:An Interview with Linda K. Johnson By Nora Robertson In 2008, I sat down with dance artist Linda K. Johnson in her shady Portland bungalow. Johnson moved … Continue reading

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