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NY Times : A Happy, Scary New Day for Design

"Environmentalists use the term ecotone to describe the area where two adjacent ecosystems a wetland and a forest, say overlap. The ecotone has an ecology of its own. It can support forms of life not found in either of the adjacent systems. Today there exists the cultural equivalent of an ecotone between the old and new economies, between the culture of industrial production and that of informational exchange. Design today is flourishing in this region. Its symbol is the veil, a graphic device that conveys the conflicting desire to conceal and reveal."

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