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…

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…

Shipwreck Society, presentation

This is the presentation Eamon and I did for the findings of our joint research project about both Shipwrecks and Muriquis.    Sources The call: ❂ Failure in conserving Muriquis + “It’s not just numbers, it’s dynamics.”: ❂  The Power of Environmental Narratives: ❂ Cod food web: ❂ “Ultimately art does…

Shipwreck Society, research summary

Eamon, my partner in research, and I, have been thinking deeply about our joint research project about both shipwrecks (yay) and Muriquis, a particularly interesting semi-extinct species of monkeys. Because it’s been a collaborative effort, we have our notes in a google doc for your voyeuristic pleasure. (Only viewable if…

A Call for Shipwrecks

  THE CALL RESEARCH FINDINGS I.   II.   III. IV. THE PROPOSAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE

Reefs are grownup shipwrecks

This is a summary post that serves as a snapshoot for the interesting things I recently learned through my research of the subject of Shipwrecks, as part of the Temporary Expert class. Reefs are grownup shipwrecks 1. Shipwrecks are accidental shelters for marine life. Predators and sedimentation are things…

Operating On The Concept of Shipwrecks

Inspired by Marina’s conceptual research operations (Analogy, metonymy, conflation, juxtaposition, amplification, exaggeration, speculation, mimicry, false methology, and the absurd), I decided to document the results of my asking the operational questions on the subject of shipwrecks as I progress in my research. The below is the google doc I am using…

Making A Coral-inspired Object

As I have been heavily researching coral reefs as part of my Temporary Expert research project, I decided to make an object that incorporates the aesthetics of coral somehow. The parameter of the project in the context of the Intro to Fabrication class is to use the laser cutter. Design for…