Long Exposure Experiments

1. Columbus Circle 2. D Train 3. Washington Square 4. (Boring) Goodbye To Language

Making an Iris mechanism

This is a project in which I attempted to create an iris mechanism. I chose it because, besides the aesthetic quality of it, I find its applications very relevant to me. An iris mechanism can be used as an architectural element (as with the mechanical windows at Nouvel’s Arab Institute in Paris shown below),…

Online Wayfinding System [Version 1.0]

(This post is a place for my concluding remarks for the online wayfinding system project that I started this semester. It is also the starting point for my work on it in the next semester.) In this project, I ventured to explore, design, and implement the concept of an…

Music Records

For the last 8 years, I have been collecting records of every song I listened to, whether it was on a (now so precious) iPod, my personal computer, or my phone. If this sounds obsessive, it is not. In truth, I made no effort other than creating a last.fm…

Corporate Bohemia

This is a project that came as a result from my research into cartography as a medium for both art and propaganda for my Temporary Expert class. Inspired by all that, I wanted to make a map that has two layers of meaning: one apparent that is mundane and sterile,…

Maps With An Agenda, Research Summary

This is a summary of my final Temporary Expert research project on maps, propaganda, and cartographic art.     Not really, but rather, our perception of maps is. Maps are not completely representational, and were never meant to be. They are, by design, incapable to be that: immersion is not part…

Notes on User Testing

This week I started conducting user-testing for my Online Wayfinding System project (non-fancy name pending). The below is a list of common observations I received from the people I interviewed. 1. Tooltips should be displayed regardless of the location on which the mouse is hovering (at the moment they…

TEXTMAPS

Inspired by Richard Long’s Textworks, and as part of my Temporary Expert research about maps that are not strictly geographical, maps that are not used as a reference, or ones with a non-pedagogic agenda, I started a daily exercise in the last couple of weeks to create “textmaps” that…

The Shipwreck Song

This is a “song” (if you can stretch the definition of that far enough) that I had to write and “perform” (read: read) as part of my temporary expert research project on shipwrecks. I am including it here so that I can always find it if I am in…

Online Wayfinding System, presentations

(This is in relation to my ongoing Online Wayfinding System project.) This is just a housekeeping post to post both presentations I’ve done so far for this project to the blog. I. Proposal II. Progress