Monday, December 14, 2009

documentation

our final project for image methodology was to document a certain object. I chose a teapot. throughout this project we kept a blog and documented our process from characterizing our object to creating pictures with direct references to that object and more abstract ones. these are two of my final pictures meant for posting on my blog. the first represents "made up of multiple parts" and the second is "traditional".

here is the link to that blog

artifact map

part one of the mapping project entailed we create an artifact map from our home to our first class or work. the artifact city is: the physical, indisputable, the network of streets and urban places and the buildings that surround and define them (Marc Treib). I chose to map my route from my home to my first class which I repeat in my next two maps. through these three maps we were to emphasize communication without the alphabet, like symbols and diagrams. this project helped me become more comfortable with abstraction, more specifically as a means to get a person from one place to another.

perceptual map

part two of our mapping assignment was to map our perceptions, what we sense, from out home to a class or work. the perceptual city is: a negotiation between the artifact and the human being. It is form limited and redefined by the human being. Here the city can be sensed as brilliant or depressing... this is the realm of how it seems (Marc Treib).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

cognitive map

part three of our map project. students were to convey a trip from their home to a class or to their work and map exactly what happens cognitively. the cognitive city is: the product of the brain and its experiences: how the inhabitant structures his or her perceptions and links them to the physical network (Mark Treib). I chose to represent my trip from my bed to the first time I sit down in class with a map that represents my thoughts and mental questions that motivate me during my route. I used color to further categorize what goes on in my mind during my route.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

critical mass

for this project the i experimented with different scanning methods in order to abstract objects. these images were combined with found print imagery to represent the fourth amendment to the United States Bill of Rights, "the right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures..."