04.05.18
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 78: Delete Your Account


The Cambridge Analytica story got Jessica to put her Facebook account “on pause,” as she says — or, as Facebook puts it, her “content isn't available right now.” Yet most people keep using Facebook despite this latest violation of privacy, Michael says, because humans are social animals. “Most people don’t want to live like hermits.”

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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