Gidget on the Couch

    By Peter Lunenfeld
    Design by Dmitri Siegel

    Open Project

    Gidget, the book that started it all, has been back in print or more than a decade, Kathy, the one and only original Gidget, has been profiled in other documentaries, and is a guest of honor at surf festivals all over the country.

    - Peter Lunenfeld, Author's Statement

    Lunenfeld with the "real" Gidget Kathy Kohner Zuckerman on the beaches of Malibu
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    Project Credits

    Peter Lunenfeld |
    Peter Lunenfeld’s books include The Digital Dialectic (MIT, 1999), Snap to Grid (MIT, 2000) USER (MIT, 2005), and The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine (MIT, 2011). As creator and editorial director of the Mediawork project, he produced a pamphlet series for the MIT Press that redefined the relationship between serious academic discourse and graphic design, and between book publishing and the World Wide Web. He holds a Ph.D. in Film, Television and New Media from UCLA. He is a professor in the Design | Media Arts department at UCLA.

    Dmitri Siegel   Dmitri Siegel
    Dmitri Siegel is currently the Global Vice President of E-commerce for the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. Dmitri has published widely on the topics of design, technology and digital culture. He is a contributing writer for Design Observer and his writing has been featured in Dot Dot Dot, Émigré, Creative Review, Utne Reader, Design Issues, and Adbusters. He recently published his first book "Green Patriot Posters: Images for a new Activism" with co-editor Edward Morris. Dmitri's work has been recognized by the AIGA, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Promax/BDA, and the International Biennale of Graphic Design. He has lectured at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Maryland Institute College of Art, Art Center Center College of Design in Pasadena, USC, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, among others and is currently a thesis critic in the RISD graduate program in graphic design. Dmtiri earned his MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.