Talking & Storytelling: Revamped four minute speech and slides

December 5, 2018 Talking and Storytelling

I got a lot of good feedback from the class, and have a better idea of the changes I need to make going forward.  For example, I need to look up and engage the audience more.  I’m still working on making the giving of the speech more like a conversation, and less as something that was meant to be read.  Goals for next week’s final speech is to have a more polished deck, keep a better eye on time, andRead More

Design for Discomfort: Reading Response #5

December 5, 2018 Design for Discomfort

I initially had a really hard time putting how I felt about Jordan Wolfson’s VR piece at first. It wasn’t just the gratuitous violence, though that was certainly a large part of my discomfort.  The more I sat with the idea of the piece, I realized it was that I perceived the artist as being irresponsible.  It felt like the artist was creating work that didn’t serve a purpose other than to shock the viewer, or perhaps for the artistRead More

Design for Discomfort: Final Project Proposal

December 4, 2018 Design for Discomfort

Idea: Memorial/Interactive exhibit around police brutality, that seeks to provide discomfort, education, and perhaps empathy.  Description:  Interactive exhibit that aims to serve both as a memorial to those affected by police brutality, and as a wake up/call to action. So many of these people are either held up as either the “good person that pulled themselves up by their bootstraps/person from a good family” or as a “thug”, where their police record is mentioned almost as a defense, when allRead More

Thesis Saturday/Gong show pitch

December 1, 2018 Uncategorized

Thesis Saturday is a time when the floor is closed to the 1st years and IMA students, and 107 of us second years give our one minute thesis pitch.  Afterwards we break into groups and workshop for a bit before working on our thesis application. All with the reward of cake at the end.  The cake is very important.   This was actually not as difficult as I’d feared, thanks in large part to Adaora Udoji’s help in her Talking andRead More

Talking & Storytelling: Four minute speech around thesis topic

December 1, 2018 Talking and Storytelling

Hello, my name is Kellee, and I’m here to talk about the experiences black children and young adults have as they learn to navigate their world.  I’d like you to try and imagine a time as a child when you had a serious conversation with your parents. Perhaps it was that a new sibling was on the way, your parent got a new job, and  the family was moving, maybe they wanted to talk about the way you dressed forRead More

Designing for Live Performance: Fuch’s Questions, Visual Research & Concept Sentences for “Privacy”

Fuch’s Questions: The World of the Play: The space on this planet is split between the London and NYC.  The Writer starts in what appears to be an intimate setting with Josh Cohen in a therapy session.  When the Writer changes location to NYC, the world opens up, both physically, and emotionally. The time in the play is linear, occasionally pulling people into the Writer’s conversations. The hidden spaces comes across in the idea of how people are using otherRead More

Design for Discomfort: Unusual Surveillance

November 14, 2018 Design for Discomfort

This week’s assignment was to surveil our fellow classmates, and use that information in an unusual way.  My group agreed to use instagram for our surveillance, agreeing to post insta stories over the weekend.  On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we would post stories at 12, 4, and 7pm.  Admittedly, I don’t usually post stories on instagram. I mostly post pictures, and the occasional video post.  In fact, I forgot to post on Friday. So I tried to post some extraRead More

Talking & Storytelling: 2 minute presentation

November 13, 2018 Talking and Storytelling

For this week, we were to take two random objects, and put together a 2 minute presentation about our topic/question using the random objects. My two objects were a high heeled Bratz Doll boot and a picture of a dancer in a backbend.   Using these objects I decided to frame my topic in the context of implicit and unintentional biases that affect Black girls in education.  My 2 minute presentation is as follows.  In today’s society, we often find thatRead More

Socially Engaged Art: Materiality of the internet and digital fabrication

November 13, 2018 Socially Engaged Art

Designing for Discomfort: Response #2

November 8, 2018 Design for Discomfort

Throughout both of the articles that combine exertion and interactive experiences, I kept thinking that it would be helpful if there was a way to let users have the same experiences, while making them more accessible to a larger number of people.  There are certainly health benefits to having interactive games tied to physical exertion, and I really liked the idea of only being able to completely hear the poem if you’re accelerating along with the poem/hand-clapping, etc. I alsoRead More