Project Description: Students will work in groups of 3-4. Each group will be assigned a neighborhood in the city. Groups will create an avatar that represents the history of that of neighborhood. Students will research the history, visit the site, and utilize many forms of “note-taking” (i.e. photographs, sound clips, sketches, etc.) to explore the area first hand. Groups will utilize their own experience of the sites along with historical research to create their avatars.
Rough Draft: Some photos of the area.
Final Project: This is a picture of the map my team and I created of Greenwich Village. It is a live performance map of Greenwich Village. Below is a link to the key of the map describing what each pin’s colors (red, blue, yellow, green) represent. Also I chose to add the second image of the map using a flash on the camera to show the shiny acrylic texture of the map.
List of Materials used for Project:
- Foam Board
- Red, yellow, and blue paint.
- Black Sharpie marker
- Mod Podge
- Printed Pictures
- Plexi- glass
Overall I really enjoyed this project. It was a little challenging, however I believe this project gave me the ability to think outside of the box. Also, I really liked working in groups and working with people with different perspectives. I look forward to more group projects now.
Project Description: This is a garbage haul video I made for my sustainable systems class. For this project, we were asked to try to not create trash for a consecutive seven days and then to make a haul video to document the task.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/Hto_AecA39c
Description: Bridge Project #2: Peer to peer
Students will work in pairs. Each student will pick one of their partner’s avatar drawings and translate it into a new artistic form. This form can be sound, smell, or touch. You will need to work closely with your partner in order to understand their avatars and the worlds they come from.
For my persona, I chose to take on the persona of a fly. I chose to make my fly persona have the personality traits of sassy, aggressive, passionate, and caring.
For the rough draft, I began with three images that I thought portrayed my fly’s personality. From these three images, I chose the fly swatter and the awareness ribbon, because I thought they best represented the kind of fly/persona I intended for people to see.
Link to Twitter: https://twitter.com/?lang=en
This structure/object is the final product of the three images above in the rough draft section. I chose to design this structure, because I wanted to make people think a little by creating an abstract, yet meaningful structure. Therefore, I chose to use the materials of the fly swatter and awareness ribbon, rather than the actual shapes of the objects. The fly swatter material I used represents the aggressive and sassy personality of my persona. My fly is not afraid to fight back for what she believes in. She is strong-willed and not afraid to put up a fight. The green, blue, and red awareness ribbon represents the passionate and caring side of my persona’s personality. My fly never gives up on raising fly awareness about fly safety. Furthermore, I chose the green ribbon to represent growth in my fly’s community, blue ribbon to represent the passion side of my fly, and red to represent the strong-willed side of my fly.
List of Materials used to make project:
- Wooden popsicle sticks
- Copper wire
- gift-wrap ribbon
- Hand-made craft paper
- Styrofoam balls
Overall, I really enjoyed this project. I feel that I have learned a lot of from this project. I learned that trying to be a different persona then yourself is quite challenging but very interesting. This project especially helped me to grow as a person and to get out of my comfort zone.
Description: Powerpoint presentation of Freight Farms for Sustainable Systems class.
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Description: A 200-word response to the Whitney Museum exhibit: An Incomplete History of Protest.
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