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reMap

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This project explores the urban landscape through algorithmic walking and photography. Each participant (over thirty people) was asked to walk the following directions from any starting point in their city: 1) walk west 2) take your first right 3) take your first left 4) take your first right 5) stop. These were the only restrictions. A participant was then encouraged to take photographs at any point along their walk. Some of the cities covered were: Boston, Paris, Auckland, Santiago de Chile, and Tokyo.  read more »

Chinatown

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Chinatown is a site-specific interactive narrative in Chinatown, Boston. The project uses QR codes to 'tag' stories told through videos that a participant can access using a camera on their phone to scan the individual codes. After a participant watches the video, they are prompted to record a video, sound or take photographs and create their own QR codes to leave in Chinatown for others to experience. The hope for this project was to create an ongoing interactive story of the people, places and food in Chinatown.  read more »

Digital Cartography

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Andrew Ellis and Alexander Wang collaborated on this project.

Digital Cartography is a short documentary film on the transition of maps into their digital form. In this film we speak with programmer and mapmaker Jeffrey Warren from the MIT Media Lab and Dietmar Offenhuber from SENSEable City Lab at MIT. We explore the cultural, economic and technical aspects of mapmaking and how they affect the way we communicate with one another.  read more »

Insight

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The "Insight" project is a world map presentation which is composed of people's points of view from all around the world. Along with the user's city information, the platform presents two photos by each user: 1. A picture of the view from his/her window (the exterior). 2. The view of the inside of the room (the interior). The two photos are a chance for a more personal, individual output of our world today. While in social networks the users are limited to their own friends' data, here they have the chance to discover and explore different people, places and cultures.  read more »

Garden City

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I was interested in developing a design strategy that would connect gardeners from around the world. The Garden City concept is a channel of communication designed to be used by urban gardeners of all skill levels. It is a platform for gardeners to ask questions and provide answers, or simply share information about past experiences.  read more »

Creative Communities: Designing to Invite Participation in the Creative Process

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How do you define creativity?
Creativity is not defined by the best looking poster or slickest packaging. Creativity is the capacity to identify a problem and then move quickly to deliver a solution. I believe many people have this creative capacity within them, but not everyone is in a place to express it. My role as designer is to create conditions that invite people to explore this creative aspect of themselves.  read more »

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