We are Collaborating!

Great news! Arushi, Cheryl and I decided to collaborate together. With the collaboration, we get to combine our interest and make our project more refined to use our different skill set. For our first idea draft, we are thinking of using insect as a metaphor and how we reach that point is documented in another…

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Nature Makes You Feel Humble

When you compress the formation of the earth and lives into 24 hours, human beings appeared at the last 20 seconds. Compare to the evolution, we are just a tiny part of nature, and there are lots of creatures ahead of us that develop their way of surviving. Supposedly, we share all the resource on…

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From Folding to Adaptation

I was really inspired by the possibilities of applying folding into different fields of profession. We can take nature as a big picture and explore how life folds and unfold. I was talking with Cheryl during the class and think of how we can combine graphic design with the folding. Last semester, during one of…

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Genetic Weaving of the ATUGC

During the class, we were looking at Anni Albers’ pattern sketches and it really amazed me. I am especially attracted¬†by how systematic or modular form can then produce infinity. The simple 0/1 or up/down binary language is translated into patterns. All these notes from the weaver make me think of how people communicate before internet…

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The Sympathy of Things

Spuybroek starts with talking about Ruskin’s argument with industrialism and parallels this to his own connection of Gothic to the critique of modernism. While focusing on the concept and historical architecture, Spuybroek approaches it with¬†a digital eye. Even though I am familiar with the Gothic architecture, it was always about the aesthetic part and this…

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Ready, Set, Evolve!

I am now in Graphic Design MFA program, before starting my grad school I have a bachelor degree in Biochemistry. The field of design and science may seem uniquely distinct but in my world, they share significant similarities. Their nexus involves problem solving and seeking the best solution through similar processes but different applications. My…

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