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Joe Galbreath: Paper Robot Army

Fully non-functioning and incapable of any minor computations, the Paper Robot Army enlists throngs of customizable paper toys. Each robot pops free from several die cut sheets of paper. The clean lines and geometric construction of the final form allows users to explore the full spectrum of adornment. Whether you just add a few eyes, […]

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Alfalfa Studios: Design Journeys Mural

Client: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Product: Gallery Interactive Mural | Size: 36 foot x 10 foot | Studio: alfalfa studio “The 36 x 10 foot Design Journeys Mural was designed exclusively for the show titled You Are Here, a participatory exhibition shinning light on the careers of 25 designers from a variety of […]

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Michael Thompson: TerraEncognito

“Terra EnCognito is a realtime data visualization of online discussions as they unfold on the social news site . The project’s primary goal is to enable quick, accurate, comparative, and qualitative assessments of individual story discussions across the entire site. By exploiting our instinctual response to organic form, movement, and behavior, I increased the […]

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Cassie Hester: Tab Installation

“How are we encouraged to interact? A tab instructs us to fold or tear. A wall of lasercut tabs begs to be manipulated. I installed this piece on the third floor of Pollack on March 8th, around 5 PM. I did not pre-fold/-tear any of the tabs, nor did I leave any instructions with the […]

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Cassie Hester: Bead Interface

“The affordances of pushing and pulling were explored in the creation of a one foot by five feet installation featuring beads strung on neon thread on a lateral grid. I relied on the tactile nature of the piece to encourage interaction. It was a success. The inhabitants of Pollack quickly began forming simple messages and […]

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Cassie Hester: Alphabet Slide

“The affordances of pushing and pulling was explored in an interface targeted directly at the creation of language. Each long strip of the alphabet could be pulled to either the left or the right to highlight one letterform in the simple frame. The interaction is quick and easy, so the interface garnered a lot of […]

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Mark Burrier:

“Love First, Ask Questions Later” words by Mary Elizabeth Peterson “It began as a project to inspire collaboration with between the artist and the viewer. Readers are an integral part of the creative process by providing the spark for each work. They initiate the collaboration by submitting a word or phrase that becomes the creative starting […]

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Creature: Bonnaroo Jansport Backpack

Attendees at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June 2009 that visited the JanSport booth were able to express their inner-creative and help create a limited edition run of ‘Bonnaroo’ JanSport backpacks.  Fourteen 5’ x 15’ white canvases were displayed over the duration of the festival. Backpacks were sold and all proceeds donated to […]

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Enormous Champion Notecards

These letterpress notecards require the sender to personalize the message for the recipient. “Animal Parade” features a word bubble uniting a group of land animals for a message in concert. “A Mix Tape” uses the image of the cassette format and repurposes the idea of making someone a mix tape to bring back written correspondence. —Jason […]

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Andres Zapata: Recession Nation

” The Recession Nation Project is a book of photos, short essays and poems about the recession. Recession or no recession, the current economic situation is stirring up dust all around us. This project is meant to capture and share a multi-perspective, mixed media, insightful, shared and visual response to this dust and its consequences. […]

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