reciprocal syntax by BCXSY explores the outcome of creative exchange

This is an interactive digital intervention that explores creative exchange. A seesaw in the middle of 4 fabric walls covered in an abstract projection creates an immersive experience for visitors. The installation focuses on design as a language of connection between people.

Savannah design studio reimagines cardboard box as chair

This design studio in Savannah simplified design and presented  a cardboard box as a chair. The project presents a comedic and minimalistic design. The designers focused on “internal and external wear” in order to improve elements of the design over time.

Buoyant

This public arts instillation, located in Washington, explores the interaction between nature and technology. Artist Jill Anholt and her team designed the modern circular piece to allow people to walk into it and experience several natural elements with physical water features. This is a visually appealing and highly interactive piece that can serve as inspiration…

Here’s What Happens When You Turn GIFs Into IRL Art Pieces

This article discusses the definition of GIFs, including its classification as a medium or a format and its purpose in modern culture. It is interesting to think of GIFs as casual elements of contemporary communication, but also as works of art. The author specifically mentions Phyllis Ma’s animation of a button down shirt with moving…

Graphic Design of the 1960s

This article focuses on graphic design from the 1960s. I think it is interesting how timely design of decades earlier can provide a thematic style for design today, such as “retro” or “pop-art.” When I see designs like this, I generally don’t think of how they were made, but the medium can tell you a…

Photography and Memory

This collection of images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art specifically draws on photography’s ability to reference memory. I think it is interesting how the knowledge of a common theme can evoke different meanings from the photographs, whereas if i saw them separately I wouldn’t necessarily connect them with a memory. This is a principle…

Can public art inspire productive political conversations?

Artists including Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman are using art in place of advertisements to initiate political conversations and inspire civic engagement. Their display of political artwork in public spaces, such as billboards, seems like a reversal of the “advertorial” phenomenon that we discussed in class. These artists work with intentions of making discussion…