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Gabriel Vincent Moon
October 27, 2022


The vibe is pessimism and nihilism. Technological advancement is at a point of divergence. The right hand path is limitless digital expression, unlocking the fullness of human potential through cooperation. The left hand path is an apocalypse of imperial domination, golemizing all of humanity. We sit in complacency waiting for the next man to appear and guide us.

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  (KJV, John 14:5–6)

At the heart of the digital infrastructure are individuals. The true enemy lies not in the other, but ourselves. In a retrospective of the first phase of digital transformation, we need to recognize our culpability in the long process of building what has become the world. This is will be done through historical material analysis of the design profession.

ADVANCE DESIGN is working toward the realization of beauty, truth, justice, freedom and peace. In the coming issues, I will give a meditation on these transcendentals in relation to the current day and how the designer can work toward their achievement.

What is the designer’s role in the noospheric era? Is the designer beholden in perpetuity to capital? What role does design play in the east vs west war over what is the good? How do we realize our unity?


76% of non-IT workers say the pandemic prepared them to take on IT tasks
Adobe buying Figma in $20B cash-and-stock deal
AI-generated art won a fine arts competition – and artists are up in arms
AMD’s Ryzen 7900X arrives to take on Intel’s 12900K
Andreessen Horowitz wants to fix NFT copyright with its ‘Can’t Be Evil’ license
Arrested Tornado Cash developer to stay in jail after appeal rejected
Backed by Epic Games, distributed computing startup Hadean nabs $30M to build metaverse infrastructure
Battle Erupts Over Alleged Grisly Photos of Brain-Hacked Neuralink Monkeys
Benefits and Risks of the Metaverse from the ESG Perspective Panel Discussion
BlackRock preps ETF targeting metaverse companies: Bloomberg
Bloomingdale’s goes all-in on metaverse with new virtual store
Bruce Willis becomes first Hollywood actor to sell rights to 'digital twin'
Canva’s new Visual Worksuite has its sights set on Google and Microsoft
Chief Metaverse Officers Are Getting Million-Dollar Paydays. So What Do They Do All Day?
China is all in on foldables — and Honor’s CEO thinks the rest of the world is ready, too
Coinbase pushing pro crypto-lobbying crusade through its app
Crypto games are moving away from play-to-earn to build robust digital economies
Crypto Gaming and NFTs: A Nuanced Perspective
Demystifying and Defining the Metaverse: Keynote Speakers
Eighteen pitfalls to beware of in AI journalism
EVGA stops making video cards and blames Nvidia’s bad behavior
Facebook is experimenting with letting users help write speech rules
GDF22 - Collaborate To Innovate Designing for a Circular Economy
GeForce RTX 4090 | Beyond Fast
German photo artist Claus Stolz mixes real and fake to pose the question what is real?
Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges
GTC Omniverse panel: The industrial metaverse is coming fast as digital twins take shape
Hacker steals $950,000 from crypto vanity address as exploits continue
How Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and Parag Agrawal cratered the Twitter deal, in texts
How the Modern World Became So Ugly & 7 Ways to Fix It
How Twitch lost the battle for its soul
IBM upgrades Linux mainframe, boosting availability and AI performance
IMF calls on global financial watchdog FSB to lead crypto regulation push
Intel’s 13th Gen processors arrive October 20th with $589 flagship Core i9-13900K
Intel’s top Arc A770 GPU is priced at $329, available October 12th
Is Blockchain a Medium?
Lexica's $5M seed round
LinkedIn Teams Up With IBM, Meta, Microsoft, Oracle on Third-Party Certification
London Design Festival's Global Design Forum returns to provoke debate in 2022
Mark Zuckerberg tells Meta employees that the company is freezing hiring
Meta permanently bans Pornhub’s Instagram account
Meta Slapped With $400 Million Fine Over Children’s Data Bungle on Instagram
MicroStrategy making new bitcoin play, developing Lightning Network-based Saas platform
Modeling the Future of Religion in America
Neal Stephenson on Making the Metaverse With Lamina1
Nvidia and Booz Allen develop Morpheus platform to supercharge security AI
NVIDIA GTC Session Catalog
NVIDIA Launches NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud
NVIDIA Presented RTX 6000 Workstation GPU
NVIDIA Unveils Few GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs
Oh goodie, now everyone can share NFTs on Instagram or Facebook
OpenAI removes DALL-E waitlist, allowing anyone to sign up, and tests API
Parametric Insurance: Web3 Based Surveillance of All Things
PayPal’s CEO Dan Schulman: “Capitalism needs an upgrade.”
Pentagram gives the Bard a contemporary edge by mixing historical and modern type
Proton and DuckDuckGo want Congress to approve tech antitrust reform ‘as soon as possible’
PyTorch has a new home: Meta announces independent foundation
Quentin Tarantino and Miramax Settle the 'Pulp Fiction' NFT Lawsuit
Radical Conformity: How Silicon Valley and Bank of America Beta-Tested the Internet on the Counterculture
Readout of White House Listening Session on Tech Platform Accountability
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior From China and Russia
Rio Earth Summit - 30yrs On
Rockstar Co-Founder Dan Houser Joins Blockchain Developer's Advisory Board
Sarah Kendzior explains how conspiracy theories went mainstream
SEC Division of Corporation Finance to Add Industry Offices Focused on Crypto Assets and Industrial Applications and Services
Sex, War & Griefing Come to Second Life in Part 2 of the WSJ's Podcast, "How to Build a Metaverse"
So you want to be a prompt engineer: Critical careers of the future
Sometimes they say yes
Starbucks Brewing Revolutionary Web3 Experience for its Starbucks Rewards Members
Technical Possibilities for a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency
Ten must-see installations at London Design Festival 2022
Tencent Invests €300M in Guillemot Bros, Increases Stakes in Ubisoft
The Artist As Currency
The Download: YouTube’s deadly crafts, and DeepMind’s new chatbot
The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit 2022 🔴
The People's Graphic Design Archive: Documenting materials that would otherwise disappear
The Scoop: Netflix’s historic introduction of levels for software engineering
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
This Week In XR: Layoffs At Snap, The Open Metaverse, Fortnite VR
TikTok Has Removed More Than 54 Million Fake Accounts So Far This Year
TikTok removed 113 million videos in three months
Vulnerability management: Most orgs have a backlog of 100K vulnerabilities
We're living through an epidemic of boringness says Thomas Heatherwick
What Figma plans to do inside Adobe
What the Adobe-Figma deal says about the future of deep collaboration
When Is the Right Time to Take Big Career Swings?
White House Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets
Who the hell updated Queen Elizabeth II’s Wikipedia page so quickly?
Why corporate America broke up with design
Why Did So Many Mid-Century Designers Make Children’s Books?
Why it's so tough to be a brand on BeReal
Working with AI: why we should defend human autonomy as a fundamental right


A New Framework for Large-Scale Fluid Simulations in Houdini
A New Stable Diffusion Plug-In For GIMP & Krita
A Realistic Deer Model Made For a Super Bowl Commercial
A Stylized Mech Made Entirely With Substance 3D Software
Advanced Simulation and More in Maxon One Fall Update
Andy Needham @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Anthony Bari Day 3 @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Anthony Bari Day 4 @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Arcane and Jibaro Get Emmy Awards
b&a podcast: Rose Duignan and Hal Hickel on the history of ILM
Bianca Schaurer Spiess @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Blender 3.3 LTS ships
Breakdown: Making a Realistic Grass Material in Substance 3D Designer & UE5
C4D R26 Tutorial: Modeling procedural fans/folding screens, rendered with Redshift Material Layer
CG Garage Podcast | Jerome Denjean — Supervising Creative Director; Love, Death & Robots
CG Garage Podcast | Mio Markovic — VP of Animation Production, DreamWorks Animation
Combining Stable Diffusion and Houdini to Create 3D Art
Create tileable PBR textures with Stable Diffusion (AI)
Creating Proxies in Karma and Solaris | Houdini 19.5
Digital Domains AI Quantum Leap
Dinosaurs in the multiverse: Why DinoPowers uses real-time animation
DP Anka Malatynska Says Your Lighting Should Be "Simple but Powerful"
DreamWorks Animation Promises VFX Insights at VIEW Conference 2022
Elly and Matt Day 3 @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Elly and Matt Day 4 @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Framestore Brings Kevin Bacon’s Dreams to Life for EE and Apple’s Newest Campaign
How to Create Procedural Ripple Animation With Bifrost
How To Set Up Lighting for Games in Unreal Engine: Part 1
INSYDIUM Fused September 2022 Release is Out Now
Insydium unveils NeXus
Jonas Pilz @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Learning 3D on YouTube: How Does It Work? - 80 Level Round Table
Lionel Vicidomini @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Maarten Verhoeven @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Making a Modular Town Design in 3DCoat & Blender
Max and Anthony @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Maximus Rahjahro @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Maxon ships Forger 2023
Modeler Mondays: 3D Fashion and Product Design with Nicholas Sharma
Need a Screenwriting Program? Arc Studio's Pro Plan Is Now FREE for Students
Online course - Introduction to Cavalry for Motion Graphics (Kyle Daily)
Procedural cliffs in Maya
Quentin Tarantino Calls This French New Wave Filmmaker a "Bumbling Amateur"
Realistic Clothing Simulations Made With Chaos in UE5
Realistic Firebending Set Up With EmberGen
Realistic Hong Kong Alley Made With Megascans & Unreal Engine 5
Returnal Developers Discuss the Particle System Used in the Game's VFX
Robert Hranitzky @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022
Silverwing Quick Tip:  Octane Ray Switch
Silverwing Quick Tip: Octane Ray Epsilon (For more realistic Renders)
Stable Diffusion-Powered Tool for Prompt-Based Inpainting
Stylized Face Animation Made With MetaHuman & Stable Diffusion
Surreal Scenes Made With Substance 3D & Houdini
The Stable Diffusion Photoshop Plug-In Can Now Transform Images
Tutorial | Make Apple's "Far Out" Looping Logo Particle Animation In Cinema 4D
Tutorial: Using Houdini-Made Curves in Unreal Engine 5
VFX YouTube Influencer Pwnisher Switches to DaVinci Resolve Studio
Watch RSVFX’s breakdown reel for s3 of ‘The Boys’
What's Beyond Midjourney? Exploring AI Generated Art for Post Production [Boris FX Live #44]
When you come to the VIEW Conference, it’s more than just amazing speakers
Work-in-Progress Houdini Digital Asset for Creating Scales
Yassmine Najime and Dan May @ The 3D and Motion Design Show, IBC 2022


2022 State of the API Report | Brought to You by Postman
A New GAN-Based System for Interactive 3D Face Editing
An AI that can design new proteins could help unlock new cures and materials
Animations in React with Framer Motion
Apple AR, VR Headset Expectations: When Will It Show Up?
Automatically Transcribing Podcast Episodes with Pipedream and Python
Building A Retro Draggable Web Component With Lit
Building the future of the command line
CDN Caching, Static Site Generation and Server Side Rendering
Coastal World by Merci-Michel wins Site of the Month August 2022
Create a custom hook to mutate your React state (Proxy design pattern, immutability, referential equality )
Creating an animated typing effect in React
DALL-E 2 users can now edit real human faces, and they're going wild
DALL-E Introduces an Outpainting Feature
DeepMind’s AlphaFold: 200 Gifts To Humanity! 🧬
Dynamic SVG component in Vite + React + TS
Earth From Another Sun: A New FPS Set in Ever-Expanding Multiplayer Galaxy
Epic and Autodesk Team Up to Accelerate Real-Time Experiences
FFXIV Producer On Patch 6.2 and the Idea of "Ultimate MMORPG"
Filtering in React
First Batch of Color Fonts Arrives on Google Fonts
Framer-Motion: New And Underestimated Features 🚂
Frontend Developers skills you must know ✈✨
Get in Zoomer, We're Saving React
Google's New AI: Dog Goes In, Statue Comes Out! 🗽
Google’s New AI: Fly INTO Photos! 🐦
Google’s New Self-Driving Robot Is Amazing! 🤖
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Graphics Programming weekly - Issue 253 - September 18, 2022
Graphics Programming weekly - Issue 254 - September 25, 2022
How Pros Modify Tools in TouchDesigner - Tutorial
How to make an advanced pointer animation (TS React and Framer Motion)
How to use Crypto Wallet for Authentication in ReactJS
Hugging Face takes step toward democratizing AI and ML
Interactive Animation of Polarized City “From the Main Square” Wins 2nd Prize at Venice Immersive 2022
Into the metaverse: How conversational AI will build its experiential foundation
Is "acceptably non-dystopian" self-sovereign identity even possible?
Learn React 18: Introducing Components
Linguistics and the Development of NLP
Machine Learning for Front-end Developers: Get Started with TensorFlow.js
Make-A-Video Meta AI
Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse
Next.js gets a mini makeover before v13 drops
Niantic unveils Marvel World of Heroes location game for 2023
NVIDIA ACE Enables Easier Interactive Avatars
OTOY and The Roddenberry Estate Unveil the First Immersive Roddenberry Archive Experiences
PICO 4 - hardware - mixed reality - PICO 4 PRO - and business
QuestSim: Human Motion Tracking from Sparse Sensors with Simulated Avatars
React Props and React State
State of Play | September 13, 2022
Svelte Summit Summer 2022
The Complete Full-Stack Guide to Getting Started with Zero-Knowledge Proofs using Circom and ZK-Snarks - Part 1
The Complete Guide to a Career in Web Development: Basic Concepts and Getting Started
The Complete Guide to a Career in Web Development: Frameworks, Typescript, Hosting and DevOps
The Complete Guide to a Career in Web Development: The Tech Industry, Job Searching and Interviewing
The Turning Point for Truly Open AI is Now
The XR Week Peek (2022.09.05): Apple headset to be called Reality, Fortnite may come to Quest, and more!
The XR Week Peek (2022.09.26): Pico 4 announced, RTX40 cards revealed, and more!
Threejs Scrollable Page
Top 10 React Grid Components and Libraries for 2022
TouchDesigner InSession with Tommy Etkin - September 23rd 2022
Tribeca XR: Panel on Making a Difference with Immersive Non-Fiction Stories
Universal Scene Description: The HTML of the metaverse
Vue.js Basics Part 6 | Components
We measured the SSR performance of 6 JS frameworks - here's what we found
What is AI super resolution? How it improves video images
Why our websites are slow — Importance of bundle size


Apple vs Cheap Knock-Offs; David & Goliath
Authentic Team Cultures Build Authentic Brands That Standout
BeReal is the hottest social media app right now—so of course TikTok is copying it
Build life-like prototypes in minutes in UXPin
Codrops Collective #731
Creating a product without a design system leads to huge design debt
Design Systems for Figma
Designers, are you protected against the curse of the Mockup Monkey?
Dimensions of a Design Portfolio: UX & UI meets Business
Even Twitter is becoming TikTok
Figma next steps, is Design Thinking overhyped, the UX of Stable Diffusion
Hi, @Instagram, I see your dark (UX) patterns
How Design System Maintenance led to Faster Turnaround Times and a Happier UX Team
How to ace Visual Design, no matter your previous background
How to get the most out of the Alt attribute?
How To Not Be a Sh*tty Mentee
How Twitter is stealing like an artist.
I asked 52 product managers what does it take to be great PM. Here’s their responses
Morpholio Trace for Industrial Designers
Myths VS realities of being a designer in Nigeria
Product Design Skills: What Hiring Companies Are Looking For
Product Designer to User Experience Designer: My Journey from Designing Tangible Products to Intangible Products
Product Stacks - Episode 4 - Diego at Google - Department of Product
Psychology of Design: 106 Cognitive Biases & Principles That Affect Your UX 🧠
Swipe left, swipe right — but why?
Systems and Operations in the Design Profession
The Experience of a UX Designer: How to Build a Product in Blockchain & Web3
The Lean UX Canvas To Mature Agile And Lean UX In Our Company
The multiple levels of web3 UX
The Secret Sauce of “Aha!” Products: Is it Art Or Science?
Timeless Principles for Good Design: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Uncover the design patterns of Wikipedia
WEB3 UX: Transaction Statuses
What if the Metaverse exposes your most intimate thoughts?
What UX recruiters should stop doing?
Why are Vanity Metrics still problematic?
Why Your UX Case Study Isn’t Getting You Interviews

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