After exploring a larger part of the city, I created a personal psychogeography of the area around CCA's campus. The map highlights areas of entrance and exit (largely dictated by the infrastructure of the city's public transit system), emotionally charged locations, the boundaries of the known. As a young woman, navigating a city alone can pose its own set of challenges- there are areas that feel "safe" and areas that are deliberately avoided or traversed with caution. What about these places makes me feel like I can't go there? How can we make our cities feel safe for everyone?
The following images are my first and second visual interpretations.
New Terms and Conditions
If you are a user of Apple products, you are likely familiar with the “terms and conditions” the user must accept in order to continue using the apple device and associated services. Recently, Apple has come under fire from the US Government for refusing to unlock the iPhone of a suspected criminal in order to obtain evidence. In many ways, accepting the terms and conditions created by Apple (often blindly) we are pledging our cooperation and allegiance to their company and expect their protection in return. In a way, we can view ourselves (or at least our digital identities) as “citizens of Apple”. These “terms and conditions” were be distributed throughout the devices in Apple retail stores as well as to other users outside of the Apple Store’s physical domain.
This project uses Apple’s AirDrop functionality (a proprietary bluetooth file sharing system that allows sharing between Apple devices) in order to communicate, intervene, disrupt, and claim ownership over the personal digital space of companies and individuals.
Created using Processing and After Effects
A class challenge to create and animate typography using only black electrical tape as a material. The project resulted in a series of GIFs and a poster collaboration with another student, Yan Zhuang.
The Whitney- Critical Brand Exploration
This project questioned the current state of branding and identity design as developments in technology drive rapid changes in visual communication and brand strategies. Using the recent re-brand of the Whitney Museum, my graphic investigations focused on: 1: The relationship between the artist’s hand, technology, and time 2: A commentary on the gender bias of the Whitney’s art collection- which is still 70% male and only 30% female
I created a graphic subversion process, mapped in flowchart form, in order to create new form and apply my system to branded materials. The full publication and project documentation can be downloaded here.