14: Wearing Matching Uniforms

Thanks to a suggestion from Chris Ragsdale that we took way too far, this is our first ever live-streamed (through Facebook Live Video) episode of Helvetic. Our topic is Apple’s WWDC announcement, Google’s Google I/O announcement, and the implications of each of those for user privacy and why privacy should matter to Christians. We also talk a little about the idea of communicating by way of text and what effect things like emoticons and stickers can have on text communications.

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9: You Win Lots of 90’s Points

In this episode, we talk to special guest Sarah about doing design work for churches and how church secretaries can avoid using Papyrus on everything. Sarah is an administrative assistant, where she does a fair amount of design work in addition to her other tasks; she’s also David’s wife. There are a lot of great resource recommendations and tips for non-designers who occasionally need to design things in this episode.

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8: Number Seven Will Blow Your Mind

In this episode, we tackle the issue of advertising in design and especially web design. When Apple released iOS9, their inclusion of support for ad blockers seemed to make the statement that they—like many people—think the current state of advertising in web design is getting out of hand. We tackle the issue of monetization, ads, trackers, and ad blockers from a Christian perspective and try to present a biblical worldview on the subject.

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