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Archive for the ‘Thesis’ Category
These are the choice of categories for your reaction at the top of the article:
What Immersive Emersion is.
Sensors, Inflatables, Perspective, Perception Shifts,
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Jobs in marketing and advertising
An installation that only exists if at least one person is present within it.
Joshua Allen Harris: Subway grating inflatables.
Necker cube (aka paradoxical cube)
5. Other Artists
Anakin Koenig Airways
6. Related Works
Encomium (undergrad thesis/installation)
Here and There
Artists are magical helpers. Evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves, they can help us along the heroic journey of our own lives. […]
The artist is meant to put the objects of this world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that radiance which is the light of our consciousness and which all things both hide and, when properly looked upon, reveal. The hero journey is one of the universal patterns through which that radiance shows brightly.
-from Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation by Joseph Campbell
A rough sketch of the inflatable installation idea. This is definitely NOT to scale.
*Vacuum Fans w/ Motor
*Lighting w/ gel designs
*Origin of each.
*Which parts are easily re-purposeable?
I just downloaded Balsamiq Mockups to use for wireframing the website idea. I have OmniGraffle Pro and even though there are a bunch of stencils available for web wireframing, I find the mish-mash of different styles distracting. OmniGraffle may be useful for the installation idea.
I’ve been looking online for a website dedicated to some kind of DIY Sustainability and though I can find the term in random articles and blog posts, nothing yet is full on. I’m concerned that I’m possibly not using the right combo of search terms and that perhaps one or several exist, but are just not prominent via Google.
At this point, the idea is to have a reader/user submissions that go through a review process before being published.
What makes this project sustainable?
Is it the energy it uses?
Is it the energy it generates?
Is it the materials?
In what way are the materials sustainable?
Where do the come from?
How will this break down after?
For the art installation (2nd project idea):
The concept of an installation that pops up only when there are viewers illustrates how the artwork only exists if there are people there to view and experience it.
It also reminds me of the philosophical idea of “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
I have to figure out how large and powerful the fan needs to be in order to blow up the inflatables. I’m thinking the “final prototype” of the forest will be somewhere between 4 & 5 feet high.
I’m wondering if the fan/fans can be turned on and off using a midi-controlled light dimmer. I will test something other than a light this week and hopefully there will be a fan of some sort on the floor I can use.
Also found the work of Chico Macmurtrie.
Person walks into room
I’ve been enduring a headache since early this evening and feel it more as I use the computer. I believe the headache is a result of considerable tension/achey-ness on my eyeballs – so I will make this very brief.
I’m currently looking at CMS (content management system) options for the website. I looked through a CMS matrix, but it only does initial comparisons by name, instead of having a tick-list of features.
So – I’m narrowing it to the three popular ones: Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.
The site will basically be composed of a combination of submissions that will be subject to an review process (similar to Make) but possibly have video embeds and/or several still images per submission.
For the installation idea, instead of several fans per pop-up, I was thinking that a routed pipe with a big fan on one end could work – similarly to a ventilation system.