Final Year Digital Meeting

I got further feedback during our FYD meeting this afternoon. As I still haven’t been able to change the volume of the recording, it was difficult to hear the different layers, however most of the people did hear the differences. The recording was interpreted as a ‘slipping through your fingers’ of the information given as you can not hear all of it and it has a clear rhythm and repetition. It also appeared as a bombarding of advice and Rebecca referred back to my project about sound from last year, how I somehow can’t seem to leave sound out. Everyone agreed with me that it should not be stated in a poster or static way, but rather in a bombarding of words that don’t stay but flow away and which rely on interaction between the user and the work. I should think about how I could make the layering more dense, if it needs to have a visual part and how I could create or re–integrate interaction into the outcome.

A really lovely visual text–statement was also sent to me by Melissa as inspiration:

Type / Dynamics – Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from LUSTlab on Vimeo.

The Dutch design studio LUST has created a new interactive installation for the exhibition ‘Type/Dynamics’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. ‘Type/Dynamics’ interacts with and comments on the work of graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926–1990) in an effort to revitalize recent design history. The installation visualizes information that continuously surrounds us and is always accessible. By searching for real-time locations currently in the news, like “Ground Zero”, “Reichstag”, or “Tiananmen square”, the installation can locate the panorama images from Google Streetview, abstract them into grids and fill the grids with new information. As a visitor to the space, you are literally ‘transported’ to that location and surrounded by all the news associated with that specific location. Instead of a photographic representation, the place is represented purely typographically with a host of new items currently being talked about at that location. Nothing in the gallery space stands still; all information continuously moves.

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