Mind in the Machine: Psyche in the Age of Mechanical Production

Ani Liu’s project wanted to reintroduce the mark of the maker in back into the highly standardized world of mechanical production. She felt that despite the fabric passing through many hands, they are left unmarked and identical. She used technology to record brain activity within the fabric. This project is similar to our own use…

Metaphorical Illustrations Reflect on Contemporary Life

This article focuses on the creations of Belgian illustrator, Eleni Debo. Her illustrations highlight issues that the typical modern individual experiences in his/her everyday life. She focuses mainly on manipulating the background, especially by adding very subtle elements to it. This serves as the key way to drive her point across. For instance, she surrounds…

High Turnout of 2020 Election Poses Data Visualization Difficulty

During these last few weeks, we have been interacting with more data visualization than we are perhaps conscious of. The image of the US map now seared into our brains, peppered by red and blue rectangles, is a gleaming example of the power of visualization to communicate high stakes information to a massive audience. Often,…

Superficie: Possible, plausible, potential

Miguel Nobrega uses coding and felt pens to create computer artwork. His ‘Superficie: Possible, plausible, potential,’ series of illustrations demonstrates how computer coding can help create unseen structures. He uses a code to program a drawing device and Nobrega switches the color and thickness of the pens to produce different iterations of the computer artwork…

Thanksgiving x Design

As we work on our Processing art, it’s interesting to think about the different applications of art and design, both within this application and beyond. Holiday favorite Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is no different, I found: “When engineering a new balloon design, creators first sketch out a diagram, which is examined and adjusted by engineering…