for March, 2016

Horizons Update

March 29, 2016

Horizons, a collaborative project between me and Catherine Rehwinkel initially began as a project exploring a speculative semiotics but we eventually converged our interests in film and philosophy by moving to our current focus. Exploring film language and the phenomenology in the way of how a viewer perceives and understands a projected screen, Horizons will be an interactive installation that will allow to deconstruct the familiar aspects of how we view moving images on a projected screen. We plan on situating this installation under the basement stairs of the main Tisch building, presenting it as a site of accidental discovery. By projecting it on a meshed fabric, we want to explore non-conventional projection materials that both reflect the luminosity of the projector and translucent enough to let it pass through the other layers. By spatially segmenting the parts of a frame and then playing with aspects of each segment like play rate, Horizons hopes to invite its participants in understanding […]

Part 1 Class Reflections

March 8, 2016

Reflections on the Reading I found each of the readings we went through during the past few weeks enlightening in one way or another. Whether it was McCarthy’s Engineering definitions were quite interesting as someone who comes from the field. Her definitions encompass the soft and hard sciences in ways that I could relate to as someone who came from a computer engineering background but am now in a design+art field. However, the readings I had a more substantial reaction to was Lipson’s “biofabricating” chapter. Despite its informational about the evolution of bioprinting and associated fabricating technologies in conjunction with stem cell printing was helpful, it felt very strongly optimistic on the future of the field. Particularly, when it starts talking about prosthetics and bone implants, I cannot help but be skeptical of the transhumanist ideas. Sure, utilizing prosthetics has been the central driving force for assistive tech and design but using it to enhance an able-bodied human might result […]