I’m interested in this satellites data set that contains detailed information of documented satellites of each country. I use their Perigee and Apogee data, try to simulate their orbit in the space.
Description: Inspired by a philosophical concept of unlimited distorted space and evolving from the expression possibilities for inner emotions. Use the method of projection mapping on a small scale model.
Location: Conference Room (classroom)
Teammate: Personal Project.
Draw sketches for each wall?
Peter Kogler Space Illusion
When we look to the past from now, we already know the history of what was going on after that specific time point, we are likely to think ourselves as a prophet and easily judge people at that time.
We are both fragile and self-confident person in some ways. We can’t stand to a simple flaw in our logic line and build-up values. As mentioned in the reading: “There was nothing good or attractive about him, nothing true in what he said. And in my opinion the reason they make that argument is that if Hitler did not love his dog, if he did not ever say anything true, then we know that we all could have seen him for the monster he was.” We are self-confident that sometimes we choose not to believe what demonstrate later is the truth, like many documentations verify that Hitler did love his dog.
The audience at Hitler’s time are persuade by his speeches, thus every feature he owns became a symbol of leadership. From our perspective, Hitler’s mustache and haircut is the symbol of evil. We can’t say Hitler’s followers in nineteenth century were evil people, they just believe in the wrong person.
Our group spent the majority of this week doing more thorough research of our problem space: urbanization. We familiarized ourselves with the different aspects of urbanization – infrastructure, basic services, transportation, violence & hazards, and connectivity – and did further research into these fields by finding related articles online. Throughout the process, we’ve been referring back to a PDF sent to us by Tanya, written by UNICEF, that provides a comprehensive overview of urbanization and its many facets. After research and review, our group naturally gravitated toward the issue of connectivity, highlighted in the UNICEF handbook as a relevant concern, and used the article’s “statement of need” and “prompts” as a framework for our work going forward.
Our problem: Representation.
We are deciding to focus on accurately representing slum-dwellers in data that is used to plan for the future and having them actively represented in government so that they may participate in the planning of their cities and futures.
Articles that we’ve shared and read together over the week:
Street violence and exploitation in slums:
• http://pluralsecurityinsights.org/violence-manifested-nairobis-slums/• https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-15/mumbai-slum-dwellers-say-i-have-help-stop-violence-against-women
Poor disaster preparedness:
Indoor & outdoor air pollution:
We took a visit to Whitney Museum last Thursday. There are so many attractive works in 2017 Whitney Biennial and I would like to talk about two pieces come from same series that impressed me most – “Performative Sculpture” by Jon Kessler.
The first one calls Exodus, the serious of sculpture figurines came from eBay. They move around a big screen with endless rotation, indicating the Syrian refugee crisis. What made me feel interesting is an iPhone standing in front of the rotate platform and transfer the video to the screen in the center. In the video, the big screen is the main character with the eBay-sourced figurines, reflecting endless scenes of figurines in an endless march, with walking people on the edge of scenes. This simple method really has the magical effect on the meaning of this piece.The mobile phone is indicating the indifferent world and medias, recording what refugees are suffering with little help and voices, the pain that migration brings to them are expand and becoming infinity.
The second work calls Evolution, focuses attention on climate change – the rising sea levels. Two plastic models in snorkel gear take pictures, wearing VR glasses, ignorant of impending danger to human beings, immersing in unreal world with pleasant weather. The repeating image hinted luxury residential skyscraper, reveals even if the effects of climate change displace millions in low-lying areas, those who can afford not to care still choosing to build waterfront pleasure palaces.