Research: Forms (2)

This online quiz was created to inform the reader about what their subconscious is trying to tell them. Not sure if a website is the appropriate form, but gets me thinking more about interactive digital forms. Researching more into data collection and decision making.

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T3: Valis (1)

This week for Type 3, we were assigned with creating 3d models in response to Philip K. Dick’s writings in “Valis”. My hanging mobile was inspired by the of the shape of the universe and levels of consciousness, which I’m currently researching for another class. I wanted the form to feel organic and free, and I think I accomplished that. The most interesting aspect of this structure is the play on shadows and negative space.

My other project is a reflection of how information is separated and can be organized. The balloons represents how the story mentions the living information came to the narrator through a pink light.

Here’s a list of things I’m interested in

Psychology
Dreams
False memories
Phobias
Cosmetics
Stanford Prison Experiment
Unconscious mind
Traveling
Hiking
Canoeing
Airplanes
Astronomy
Sleep talking
Advertising
Perception
Food neophobia
Decision making
Personality
Nature vs Nurture
Consumerism
Magic
Censorship
Oceans
Social Justice
Music
Gelato
Philosophy
Pollution
Why does my foot fall asleep and get tingly?
Why do I pass out?
How many different kinds of trees are there?
What is time?
Where did the universe come from?
Why are human babies so helpless compared to other species?
Why is everyone obsessed with avocados?
How do gnats get into my apartment?
How do celebrities impact our lives?
How does our subconscious mind affect behavior?

HCD: Folly Theater FINAL (6)

To me, jazz is expressive, spontaneous, and passionate – exactly what I want my viewers to think of my jazz posters. Because the target audience of this project was younger adults and millennials, I wanted to put a contemporary twist on traditional jazz by using bold colors and abstract, simplified shapes. Several of the visiting artists are doing just that in their music.

Instead of illustrating the artists’ physical form, I wanted to find a way to visually represent sound and music. After doing a bit of research, I found several composers who wrote scores in unique ways that didn’t use traditional music notation. Most examples included basic geometric shapes to symbolize sound. The patterns and forms used instantly reminded me of letters and how type is constructed. By integrating the music shapes and typography, it created an interesting play on bridging visual sound and language, as music is a language in itself.

While all six of the artists have a lot in common, it is important to keep in mind how they stand apart from each other. Every poster has an icon to reference the artist, such as an orange for Marcus Roberts Trio (symbolic for Jacksonville Florida, Roberts’ hometown), or a washboard to hint at The Hot Sardines’ unique instrumentation.

Overall, I am happy with how my posters turned out. I made a ton of great progress along the way and invested so much energy and time into making them. Excited to visit the Folly again as an audience member to see some of the jazz artists!

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