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Sensing at the Periphery

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My thesis research focuses on exploring the possibilities of dynamic media design to facilitate more human and multi-sensory, and therefore, a more natural way to access information and to communicate.

In my thesis, I researched the historical, theoretical and psychological aspects of communication and technology and developed six case studies to determine how dynamic media design can incorporate the human senses in modern communication.  read more »

Body in Motion: A Powerful Tool for Creative Learning and Social Interaction

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In my thesis, I explore the power of body language and nonverbal communication with respect to social learning and interaction. I create physical and online spaces with the tools that encourage people to interact freely and spontaneously. An essential part of my thesis is to provide ways and means for people to be active, move their bodies to be more natural, and possibly, to have fun.  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 »

Transformation: Connectivity Through the Digital Atmosphere

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New technologies should not overwhelm us. They should open up new levels of comfort without compensating the intuitive essence of life. Activities within the digital world should mirror seamless qualities of the activities in nature. Appropriate metaphors need to be imbued within a system of interactions to occur fluidly.  read more »

Ancient Divination Parallels New Media: Cartomancy in an Interactive Context

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For centuries, the tarot has been an interactive narrative system employing such new media principles as nonlinearity, randomness, modularity, and algorithm.  read more »

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