Time, Space, Language, Brushed Teeth + the Kitchen Sink

Among all things, where shall we start this week?

posted by Tony Brock on October 26, 2005 | comments: 5 | post a comment


i think that's a good place to start. *

for some reason this phrase has banged around my head since tuesday. an affinity for foul language? nay- a nugget of truth. i am trying to let go of what i thought design education was supposed to be [HAD to be] and move into this new direction of thought, process, clarity. i am trying to stop worrying and apply this truth in personal + educational ways...................../


i am still unclear what my story really IS. i am fascinated by the idea of the bomb and the culture, but i need to be more clear on what my exact story is before i can find the right treatment.

structures i am thinking about:

+ maps - yeah, it's a "duh" - hiroshima, nagasaki, fallout, radiation
+ exploded diagram of nuke - get it: exploded - is the structure of a bomb a rcognizeable enough shape to provide a meaningful point of interest?
+ binary sort trees - this to me talks about choices: what if the bomb hadn't been dropped, what if it were dropped on Korea? Iran? Texas? ... this feels like it would leave out the cultural aspects of my story though. (the nucleus divides, but how do the people?)
+ sewing patterns - how to build a nuclear culture - an instructional guide
+ and my original diagrammed sentence which i'd like to fix up at some point

if anyone has any thoughts on this, please let me know :)

* this is a rambling post that may make no sense. i just like the idea of documenting, but only in a transient, netwurked kind of way

Posted by lauren broeils on October 27, 2005 08:39 AM

Goodmorining. not sure if i was supposed to post something or not but here it is....my post.

Posted by Emily Pfahl on October 27, 2005 09:01 AM

AWWWW YEAH. Got some nice fusion of diagram and filmic going on up in dis piece...

(This may seem hard to get to but it's really not that bad and totally worth it, Errol Morris is a god)

Go to: www.ps260.com

+ once there click on the left door plaque labeled "P.S. 260"
+ watch or skip intro, the choice is yours!!!!!!
+ after dancing in your seat to the tunes while loading, click on the editors tab in the notebook.
+ then select JJ LASK's locker (top middle)
+ then choose the top reel in the right column (AT&T "ANTHEM" by Errol Morris)

Diagrams, transitions, narrative... don't you just get all tingly? Really makes me wanna use a "real" phone again.

Posted by Ryan Cook on October 27, 2005 09:15 PM

This class has been a nice change of pace.

I've enjoyed not having an expectation for a finished piece and being able to focus on form, concept, etc..Without becoming overwhelmed. From here I am going to experiment more with mixing my primitive xerox ideas with my digital hand. I think resolution will come eventually...maybe.

I like Lauren's exploration of structure; I can see where you are adding your personal touch/thought to an intense issue. All seem like interesting perspectives I am personally drawn to the "what if" binary sort trees. However, I think your fascination with the topic will help guide your intentions.

Posted by Whitney Barnes on October 31, 2005 09:50 PM

Hey, I was running around on the internet (as usual) and I came across a website that I think is very closely related to our own experiences with this project. It delves into the same areas of interactivity and narrative that we have and explores the relationships between one period of time and another. Anyway, here's the link:

Ancestory of V-Day

Posted by Travis Stearns on November 21, 2005 03:14 PM