GREEN NEW DEAL
The goal of our artifact is to portray Planet Earth in the future years and the relationship between climate change and the human influences. Climate change is something that is due to natural causation out of our control but is also due to human influences that increase this ongoing event. Our artifact tells a story of how Earth became uninhabitable due to the failure of mankind to take action on climate change, regardless of the Green New Deal. This was due to the major corporations that held power in every continent and greediness of money.
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the physical and digital component...
Prototype & Process...
THE FINAL ARTIFACT...
Our artifact takes place around the following years after the Green New Deal has been implemented. After mankind has been extinct due to climate change, this safe-vault was the only thing that remained. It is up to the user to solve the four digit pass code that has been engraved into the exterior of the box, and unravel the mystery that is contained within.
The Art of Book
Shows structure, materials, and techniques of the craftsmanship for books. An index shows featured types of projects.
Why Art of the Book? We thought it would be good with helping with our project, getting inspired from ideas directly out of this book to help formulate and execute our ideas for this project.
Vivian mak: From the special collections I was able to deconstruct the meaning of book and reconstructed a new understanding, something that is not definite but has endless interpretations. The “Art of the Book” further developed my knowledge on the various techniques to entirely change the structure of a book, which changes the entire experience for the user when they are engaging with each page.
Isabella Duran: I like how this book has a little interaction with it while also being informative about processes of making book art.There were different options about how to create a book that that made it seem fun to look at. One of the books that stood out to me was “Contemporary Art In Turkey (Series)” because it is a box that includes other little books. This showed me that we can take a normal wood box and make something interactive with items that can be more than just books.
Georgio Di Noto
A collection of traditional and black-light images with embedded quotes
Why The Iceberg? It invites user-interaction of shining the light on the pages to reveal the "hidden" images.
Michele Chao: I thought the blacklight book The Iceberg was very interactive because it required you to use the blacklight flashlight to actually see some of the images. It was also very provoking, like having a sequence that made you wonder if there’s a significance to the sequence of images. The small phrases on the bottom right of the right page throughout the book are also thought provoking after several occurrences on pages with no context or reference to any of the images.
Justina Le: I like how the book images were guided by the text. Which in the book, were encrypted and the whole time we were trying to decode and figure out what the pages in the book were meant to represent. At first, the book seemed more innocent/slower paced and as you moved further along it grew increasingly more intense. I saw the book as a representation of the web itself - the deeper you got into the book (The middle of the book), the darker it got.
Brannan Widdis: I looked at the blacklight book The Iceberg, I think that the themes of the internet and how there are aspects in the dark that are bad and hidden and there are things that are easy to see on the surface work well with the idea of pollution that is at the center of our group. The ability to uncover hidden things through the use of the blacklight made me think of what sorts of artifacts we could think up that could possibly be used in the future to uncover pollution in the oceans, or other sorts of attacks on the wildlife.