This is a working document, illustrating the “characters” that I’m currently developing to polish an architecture. These characters range from a sacrificial chicken, to a paper vessel, and to my brother’s pet turtle when I was 8…I plan to add and subtract characters as the work progresses. These characters stems from my interests in uncovering latent mixed realities, moving between the personal and the collective, and nesting within spirit and artificial ecology, memory, mythology, and interactive technology. I hope to test these characters on the Menomonee River in Wisconsin, which is a few blocks from where I grew up and next to the Miller Brewery (now MillerCoors).
Recently, I have found myself looking for visual inspiration. I look for methods of working that I can co-opt to help further or at least compliment my own work. In my wanderings, I have stumbled across this blog, among others:
where do you look for inspiration?
Experiments in vinyl are not over yet, just being re-directed. I’m moving towards drawing a card-counting event and designing a digitized display of black-market handbags.
Joshua Prince-Ramus at TED Talks regarding design process at Wyly Theater Dallas.
here are some links to images of those lampshades i was talking about last week (in the discussion of TL’s writing machine). these are the lamps that knit their own shades. the writing is on her website is a little corny but the images are pretty great: