Projects

Student projects shown below are organized in reverse chronological order with most recent projects shown first.

Reverse-chronological listing of DMI Archives

Documentation of Live Performance and Variable Media Artworks

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Abstract:
In response to a research assignment asking us to speculate on the future of a non-digital technology as it transitions to a media platform, I chose to examine the impact of documentation on performance artists’ approach to creating new work, and the role that digital documentation plays in shaping our experience of live performance.

Presentation Overview

What is Performance Art?  read more »

The Rope Project

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As a 2–week project, Design As Experience students were asked to create a cumulative “visual response” to a length of rope. This was an opportunity for me to overcome my initial reaction against an unpleasant material and to explore the impact of documentation of the relics of a performance.  read more »

You Are Here

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The Design Studio I assignment asked first-year students to explore place, space, and time through the language of mapping and information architecture. My final work for “You Are Here” is a playful interface for users that combines the visual language and rules of play of Tetris with a collage of sounds gathered from my daily commute.  read more »

Synaesthesia as a Model for Dynamic Media

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Thesis Abstract
Throughout human evolution our senses have evolved, and the tools we have invented have augmented our sensory exchanges with our surroundings. The extent to which we engage with the tools we invent, and how we use our senses to engage with them, has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of how these tools function.  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 »

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 »

A Learner-Centered Approach to Teaching Programming

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Learning to program is difficult, and of particular challenge to an audience of artists, designers and educators. These learners may have a limited background in mathematics and programming logic and also vastly different motivations from a student majoring in computer science. Yet the pedagogy we use to teach them programming is the same as for everyone.  read more »

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 »

Mapping Narrative: La Jetée + Twelve Monkeys

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The goal of this project was to develop an interactive learning tool to compare the story and storytelling of two science fiction classics: the 1962 French movie La Jetée by Chris Marker, and the 1995 American movie Twelve Monkeys by Terry Gilliam, inspired by La Jetée.  read more »

Fearless Speaking: Complaints-in-a-Container

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Abstract
Luckily, most human do not go through huge traumas of war or disaster, but we still deal with small traumas every day. Fearless Speaking—Complaints-in-a-Container is a project to help people to open up and communicate small displeasure in semi-public places and release their emotions without fear of being recognized.

Motivation  read more »

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