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Self Initiated Project Briefs and Evaluation
Self Initiated Project Briefs and Evaluation
Brief Number One Transhumanism: At what point does integrating technology into our lives become unacceptable? Immortality through a substituted mechanical consciousness, somewhat of an expectation considering how far we have come since the wheel, wouldn’t you agree? Maybe not. Your goal is to research what might happen if we grow too close or even become a part of our technology. What are the moral and ethical implications of the science? The goal of communication is to manipulate the taboo, blur the lines between common belief and a new way of thinking. Do we consider a futuristic human being that somehow has modified him or herself in order to enhance their senses or abilities to the fullest extent of the same species as ourselves? Brief Number One Goals: Reseach Transhumanism Awaken realizations of current technology dependencies One positive statement visualiszed using research and workshops One could draw similarities to the 1987 American science fiction action film ”Robocop”, or even the Anime film “Ghost in a Shell” but most importantly you must examine the newest discoveries in technology and their possible usage by humans through scientific journals or gatekeepers. You are intended to design a positive and negative response based on your research. You may wish to use a program such as Cinema 4d or sculpt your ideas using clay, both are valid uses of materials for this unit. Sources for investigation: Zoltan Istvan’s novel “The Transhumanist Wager” explores how far one person would go to achieve an indefinite lifespan via science and technology http://humanityplus.org One Negative statement visualized using research and workshops How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
Brief Number One  Transhumanism  At what point does integrating technology into our lives become unacceptable  Immortality...
Brief Number One Transhumanism: At what point does integrating technology into our lives become unacceptable? Immortality through a substituted mechanical consciousness, somewhat of an expectation considering how far we have come since the wheel, wouldn’t you agree? Maybe not. Your goal is to research what might happen if we grow too close or even become a part of our technology. What are the moral and ethical implications of the science? The goal of communication is to manipulate the taboo, blur the lines between common belief and a new way of thinking. Do we consider a futuristic human being that somehow has modified him or herself in order to enhance their senses or abilities to the fullest extent of the same species as ourselves? Brief Number One Goals: Reseach Transhumanism Awaken realizations of current technology dependencies One positive statement visualiszed using research and workshops One could draw similarities to the 1987 American science fiction action film ”Robocop”, or even the Anime film “Ghost in a Shell” but most importantly you must examine the newest discoveries in technology and their possible usage by humans through scientific journals or gatekeepers. You are intended to design a positive and negative response based on your research. You may wish to use a program such as Cinema 4d or sculpt your ideas using clay, both are valid uses of materials for this unit. Sources for investigation: Zoltan Istvan’s novel “The Transhumanist Wager” explores how far one person would go to achieve an indefinite lifespan via science and technology http://humanityplus.org One Negative statement visualized using research and workshops How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
Brief Number One  Transhumanism  At what point does integrating technology into our lives become unacceptable  Immortality...
Brief Number Two Online Semiotics: How could they be taught to someone who doesn’t understand their purpose. Begin to think about language and how it is that you began to learn your mother tongue. Did you sing nursery rhymes or read picture books to understand their meaning? This brief asks you to find a group of symbols / language that has been created in the past 10 years and create an experience in which one begins to learn their meanings or definitions. One example would be Emojis created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1998 for Domoco. He says in a recent interview, The idea is to investigate the ways in which we pick up languages as adults and put them to use in our daily lives. Find out how we memorize the quickest. Is it colour assosiation or perhaps a mix and match memory game? Goals: Choose a set of symbols or language that interests you Define their purpose “I’d really like to know to what degree they’re used in the same way, and to what degree there’s a local nuance. I think the heart symbol is probably used the same way by everyone, but then there are probably things that only Japanese people would understand, or only Americans would understand… It would be great if we could compare, and have that lead to people starting to use things in the same way.” Brief Number Two Build a functioning teaching experience Hand-in a final designed outcome that presents this experience to the highest extent of clarity. Emoticon VS. Portmanteau word or compound word for emotion + icon,it is a group of characters used to represent an emotion. They’re all the little smiley faces!$# :) :( :D D: Emoji Japanese for “picture word”. Emoji are often pictographs images of things such as faces, weather, emotions or activities. A set of predefined pictures with meanings that a smartphone user can choose to include in their text and email message because they were pre-programmed on the phone.
Brief Number Two  Online Semiotics  How could they be taught to someone who doesn   t understand their purpose. Begin to t...
Brief Number Two Online Semiotics: How could they be taught to someone who doesn’t understand their purpose. Begin to think about language and how it is that you began to learn your mother tongue. Did you sing nursery rhymes or read picture books to understand their meaning? This brief asks you to find a group of symbols / language that has been created in the past 10 years and create an experience in which one begins to learn their meanings or definitions. One example would be Emojis created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1998 for Domoco. He says in a recent interview, The idea is to investigate the ways in which we pick up languages as adults and put them to use in our daily lives. Find out how we memorize the quickest. Is it colour assosiation or perhaps a mix and match memory game? Goals: Choose a set of symbols or language that interests you Define their purpose “I’d really like to know to what degree they’re used in the same way, and to what degree there’s a local nuance. I think the heart symbol is probably used the same way by everyone, but then there are probably things that only Japanese people would understand, or only Americans would understand… It would be great if we could compare, and have that lead to people starting to use things in the same way.” Brief Number Two Build a functioning teaching experience Hand-in a final designed outcome that presents this experience to the highest extent of clarity. Emoticon VS. Portmanteau word or compound word for emotion + icon,it is a group of characters used to represent an emotion. They’re all the little smiley faces!$# :) :( :D D: Emoji Japanese for “picture word”. Emoji are often pictographs images of things such as faces, weather, emotions or activities. A set of predefined pictures with meanings that a smartphone user can choose to include in their text and email message because they were pre-programmed on the phone.
Brief Number Two  Online Semiotics  How could they be taught to someone who doesn   t understand their purpose. Begin to t...
Brief Number Three The Architecture of Happiness: How does living space affect our wellbeing? Lambeth is one of the most densely populated London Boroughs with a population of approximately 270,000. This brief implores you to capture various forms of living situations in London. Gather research surrounding the boroughs, think about smell, noise, light, temperature etc. The end result is to be a collection of printed research that is presented professionally and a designed concluding statement based on your findings. Remember to experiment as much as you can with research methodology, i.e. interviews, sketching, photography, council databases and architecture academia. Brief Number Three “An ugly room can coagulate any loose suspicions as to the incompleteness of life, while a sun-lit one set with honey-coloured limestone tiles can lend support to whatever is most hopeful within us.” -Alain de Botton The book “The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton is a great starting point for referencing to historical architects and global architectural theory whilst providing examples of diffrerences in artist priorities based on cultural background.. What is meant to be achieved from this exercise is the ability to completely define a space. To reveal attributes that can be altered in order to improve urban lifestyle and have you engage with your community on a personal level. Last but not least, it is to have you explore your own personal research methodology and come up with unique ways of collecting irrefutable data. Goals: Respond to the brief to the best of your understanding (500 words) Choose 3 areas on London to contrast Build a dossier on each area Hand-in a final designed outcome that suits the brief
Brief Number Three  The Architecture of Happiness  How does living space affect our wellbeing  Lambeth is one of the most ...
Brief Number Three The Architecture of Happiness: How does living space affect our wellbeing? Lambeth is one of the most densely populated London Boroughs with a population of approximately 270,000. This brief implores you to capture various forms of living situations in London. Gather research surrounding the boroughs, think about smell, noise, light, temperature etc. The end result is to be a collection of printed research that is presented professionally and a designed concluding statement based on your findings. Remember to experiment as much as you can with research methodology, i.e. interviews, sketching, photography, council databases and architecture academia. Brief Number Three “An ugly room can coagulate any loose suspicions as to the incompleteness of life, while a sun-lit one set with honey-coloured limestone tiles can lend support to whatever is most hopeful within us.” -Alain de Botton The book “The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton is a great starting point for referencing to historical architects and global architectural theory whilst providing examples of diffrerences in artist priorities based on cultural background.. What is meant to be achieved from this exercise is the ability to completely define a space. To reveal attributes that can be altered in order to improve urban lifestyle and have you engage with your community on a personal level. Last but not least, it is to have you explore your own personal research methodology and come up with unique ways of collecting irrefutable data. Goals: Respond to the brief to the best of your understanding (500 words) Choose 3 areas on London to contrast Build a dossier on each area Hand-in a final designed outcome that suits the brief
Brief Number Three  The Architecture of Happiness  How does living space affect our wellbeing  Lambeth is one of the most ...
Sketchbook for Brief Three Sketchbook for Brief Two
Sketchbook for Brief Three  Sketchbook for Brief Two
Sketchbook for Brief Three Sketchbook for Brief Two
Sketchbook for Brief Three  Sketchbook for Brief Two
General Feedback What i got from my feedback sheets was quite interesting. A reoccuring theme of letting me know that i jumped the gun on our design proposal was taken into account and gave my briefs more scope. General Feedback As not much feedback was given i had to make do with what i had. A kind assesser gave me Allen de Botton as a possible source, which i am very thankful for, since it lead me to other similar books. Another helpful student gave me the idea to pursue symbols instead of languages, now the most interesting aspect of the brief I think. Overall i used my time wisely and had an extrememly progressive conversation with a third year student about all of my proposals and gained a lot of valuable insight from her.
General Feedback  What i got from my feedback sheets was quite interesting. A reoccuring theme of letting me know that i j...
General Feedback What i got from my feedback sheets was quite interesting. A reoccuring theme of letting me know that i jumped the gun on our design proposal was taken into account and gave my briefs more scope. General Feedback As not much feedback was given i had to make do with what i had. A kind assesser gave me Allen de Botton as a possible source, which i am very thankful for, since it lead me to other similar books. Another helpful student gave me the idea to pursue symbols instead of languages, now the most interesting aspect of the brief I think. Overall i used my time wisely and had an extrememly progressive conversation with a third year student about all of my proposals and gained a lot of valuable insight from her.
General Feedback  What i got from my feedback sheets was quite interesting. A reoccuring theme of letting me know that i j...
Evaluation Brief Two Evaluations of Each Project Brief and Where I Am At The Moment With My Ideas. Currently reading Allen Buchanan’s informative book, “Beyond Humanity?” trying to determine the factors relevant in determining the ethics. Once finished i will continue to find resources that handle both industrial ethics and societal rule making, much like John Hendry’s Between Enterprise and Ethics: Business Management in a Bimoral Society where he defines big corporations as the gatekeepers to our morality, after long standing institutions have lost their influence on their followers. The important part is that i keep myself open to any form of outcome and not limit myself in any way possible. I have decided that illustrating is a valid release mechanism for my ideas as I read more and more about the subject. Evaluation Brief One I began this proposal with the wish to create a functioning app that translates languages using a list of the most common phrases within a certain theme of conversation. The idea was that a person could travel anywhere whilst communicating using correct pronunciation and minimal interruption. This changed, however, when someone mentioned emojis on my feedback sheet. An all too interesting element of our language to go uninvestigated. Sources for investigation include Techrepublic.com, the google translate application, Ask Ziggy, Académie Française *where the French decide which words to add to their language, Beautiful Visualization; Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts by Julie Steele, Noah Iliinsky Publisher: O’Reilly Media and released: April 2010 I am still very deep in the intial research phase of the project and need to determine which set of symbols / language that i find the most interesting.
Evaluation Brief Two  Evaluations of Each Project Brief and Where I Am At The Moment With My Ideas. Currently reading Alle...
Evaluation Brief Two Evaluations of Each Project Brief and Where I Am At The Moment With My Ideas. Currently reading Allen Buchanan’s informative book, “Beyond Humanity?” trying to determine the factors relevant in determining the ethics. Once finished i will continue to find resources that handle both industrial ethics and societal rule making, much like John Hendry’s Between Enterprise and Ethics: Business Management in a Bimoral Society where he defines big corporations as the gatekeepers to our morality, after long standing institutions have lost their influence on their followers. The important part is that i keep myself open to any form of outcome and not limit myself in any way possible. I have decided that illustrating is a valid release mechanism for my ideas as I read more and more about the subject. Evaluation Brief One I began this proposal with the wish to create a functioning app that translates languages using a list of the most common phrases within a certain theme of conversation. The idea was that a person could travel anywhere whilst communicating using correct pronunciation and minimal interruption. This changed, however, when someone mentioned emojis on my feedback sheet. An all too interesting element of our language to go uninvestigated. Sources for investigation include Techrepublic.com, the google translate application, Ask Ziggy, Académie Française *where the French decide which words to add to their language, Beautiful Visualization; Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts by Julie Steele, Noah Iliinsky Publisher: O’Reilly Media and released: April 2010 I am still very deep in the intial research phase of the project and need to determine which set of symbols / language that i find the most interesting.
Evaluation Brief Two  Evaluations of Each Project Brief and Where I Am At The Moment With My Ideas. Currently reading Alle...
Conclusion Interviewing Students About Their Bedrooms and How They Feel About Leaving Them. Straight-froward and consise, I want to know what architectual elements made the difference between a person having a crummy childhood and a nuturing one. To figure this out i need to do a lot of primary research, interview the masses etc. Not only that but i need to know what has already been said regarding this topic of interest. E.g. Building Happiness edited by Jane Wernick. After I feel like I have enough information to base my assumptions off of I will organize it into something digestable and visually engaging. “The Fundamentals of Architecture” by Lorraine Farrelly has provided me with the basics in terminology and process that most architects nowadays will follow. Evaluation Brief Three These briefs are to be viewed as independent tasks and should not collude in any way. While they do explore similar areas of interest I feel that each can create a big enough body of work that it would be unnecessary for them to be combined. I think this is because each brief explores a duality of topics, making them compare two different aspects of life that one normally wouldn’t. To focus specifically on this would greatly enhance your chances of being marked highly for your work. Target your emotions and pull from what you believe, since this is the only true way of expressing fully formed ideas. With that being said, make sure that you have read enough on each topic to do so intelligently. This unit is meant to make you experiement, educate and draw conclusions using materials you might not have used before. My technical skills will be challenged but nonetheless strengthened from this experience. Important when moving in the final year where studio work will be based of skills that we have already mastered.
Conclusion  Interviewing Students About Their Bedrooms and How They Feel About Leaving Them. Straight-froward and consise,...
Conclusion Interviewing Students About Their Bedrooms and How They Feel About Leaving Them. Straight-froward and consise, I want to know what architectual elements made the difference between a person having a crummy childhood and a nuturing one. To figure this out i need to do a lot of primary research, interview the masses etc. Not only that but i need to know what has already been said regarding this topic of interest. E.g. Building Happiness edited by Jane Wernick. After I feel like I have enough information to base my assumptions off of I will organize it into something digestable and visually engaging. “The Fundamentals of Architecture” by Lorraine Farrelly has provided me with the basics in terminology and process that most architects nowadays will follow. Evaluation Brief Three These briefs are to be viewed as independent tasks and should not collude in any way. While they do explore similar areas of interest I feel that each can create a big enough body of work that it would be unnecessary for them to be combined. I think this is because each brief explores a duality of topics, making them compare two different aspects of life that one normally wouldn’t. To focus specifically on this would greatly enhance your chances of being marked highly for your work. Target your emotions and pull from what you believe, since this is the only true way of expressing fully formed ideas. With that being said, make sure that you have read enough on each topic to do so intelligently. This unit is meant to make you experiement, educate and draw conclusions using materials you might not have used before. My technical skills will be challenged but nonetheless strengthened from this experience. Important when moving in the final year where studio work will be based of skills that we have already mastered.
Conclusion  Interviewing Students About Their Bedrooms and How They Feel About Leaving Them. Straight-froward and consise,...
Brief One: Brief Three: http://www.exposingtruth.com/military-creating-brainchips-treat-ptsd/ http://www.cirruscom.co.uk/uploads/news/337.pdf http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/ imagecache/blog_post_349_width/2013/09/robocop_poster_p_2013.jpg http://www.labosvj.fr/wp-content/themes/tubular_10/ images/ghost-in-the-shell-cyborg-face-disassemble-wallpaper-1024x576.jpg http://muse.jhu.edu.arts.idm.oclc.org/journals/common_ knowledge/v015/15.3.trilling.html Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1933). In Praise of Shadows. Font Used: http://www.huertatipografica.com/fonts/bitter-ht http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_781_34-childrens-books-updated-modern-problems_p2/ https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaylist/cineware_and_ cinema_4d_lite_in_production_swordfish FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII Opening Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSXd7O5bjpo&feature=youtu.be Brief Two: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/3966140/how-emojiconquered-the-world http://www.iemoji.com/articles/where-did-emoji-comefrom http://www.education.vic.gov.au/LanguagesOnline/ games/memory/ Anything not referenced has been created by myself (2014) Images and Reference Points
Brief One   Brief Three   http   www.exposingtruth.com military-creating-brainchips-treat-ptsd   http   www.cirruscom.co.u...
Brief One: Brief Three: http://www.exposingtruth.com/military-creating-brainchips-treat-ptsd/ http://www.cirruscom.co.uk/uploads/news/337.pdf http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/ imagecache/blog_post_349_width/2013/09/robocop_poster_p_2013.jpg http://www.labosvj.fr/wp-content/themes/tubular_10/ images/ghost-in-the-shell-cyborg-face-disassemble-wallpaper-1024x576.jpg http://muse.jhu.edu.arts.idm.oclc.org/journals/common_ knowledge/v015/15.3.trilling.html Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1933). In Praise of Shadows. Font Used: http://www.huertatipografica.com/fonts/bitter-ht http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_781_34-childrens-books-updated-modern-problems_p2/ https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaylist/cineware_and_ cinema_4d_lite_in_production_swordfish FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII Opening Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSXd7O5bjpo&feature=youtu.be Brief Two: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/3966140/how-emojiconquered-the-world http://www.iemoji.com/articles/where-did-emoji-comefrom http://www.education.vic.gov.au/LanguagesOnline/ games/memory/ Anything not referenced has been created by myself (2014) Images and Reference Points
Brief One   Brief Three   http   www.exposingtruth.com military-creating-brainchips-treat-ptsd   http   www.cirruscom.co.u...